To State

The Times is reporting that Hillary's rumored move from the U.S. Senate to the State Department is a done deal.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to give up her Senate seat and accept the position of secretary of state, making her the public face around the world for the administration of the man who beat her for the Democratic presidential nomination, two confidants said Friday.
Why she would give up her Senate career is hard for me to comprehend, but I suppose she looks at it as getting closer to the presidency. Others question why he would want her.
Now that it's considered a foregone conclusion that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the next secretary of State, the chattering class is weighing in, including legendary reporter Bob Woodward. FishbowlDC has obtained an advanced transcript of this weekend's "The Chris Matthews Show", in which the famed Washington Post reporter had this to say about Clinton's nomination as SoS: Being president is about control, and tell me who ever controlled Bill or Hillary Clinton. They can't control each other. ... I think it's because Warren Buffett and Paul Volcker and others have convinced Obama, 'You're going to have to focus like a laser on the economy. That's issue Number One. And give Hillary and Bill the world.' ... I think people are fantasizing or smoking something if they think Joe Biden's going to call Hillary Clinton up and say, 'This is what we want you to do.'
Maybe we're both right. Drudge reports...
Philippe Reines, Senior Advisor, Sen. Clinton: 'We're still in discussions, which are very much on track. Any reports beyond that are premature'...