From the desk of John Podesta,
Presidential Elect Barak Obama Transition Team
Position of Secretary of State
For immediate release
Everyone here has been discussing and speculating on
the purpose of Senator Clintons visits and consultations
with the President-elect and the likely possibility
that she will be asked and nominated to become the next
Secretary of State. The conservative media and the
Republican attack machine has come out embracing the
questions of effectiveness in the light of her husbands,
the former Presidents, own philanthropy and fully legal
dealings as both an individual and effective representative
called upon time and time again by the current President
to both represent the United States and spearhead disaster
relief and awareness efforts on this governments behalf.
While fully appreciating the International appeal and
reputation of Senator Clinton and the obvious strength and
deportment she would be bring to any and all international
efforts, the President elect is also loathe to lose her
vitality and strength of commitment to championing causes
as the voice of reason in the Senate that she should have
to resign that seat to become Secretary of State.
To that end and with those requirements in mind,
President Elect Obama, after careful thought and quiet
deliberation, will propose Senator Clinton as the
FIRST ANIMATED SECRETARY OF STATE.
Bringing both the Voice talents of Hillary Clinton and the
animation genius of Matt Groenig together in service to their
country. After consultation with esteemed constitutional lawyers,
it has been established that “while it’s nice to have a human being
in the position, you don’t really have to.” And that being a voice
actor, even if it’s the “voice behind the office”, there would be
NO constitutional requirement for Senator Clinton to give up
her Senate seat. Esteemed constitutional lawyers contacted for
their opinion were even of the opinion that
“Animated Representatives” would not even have to be
confirmed by the Senate.
Senator Clinton and Mr. Groenig will be meeting shortly to
design a character to the Senator’s liking.
The Senator has stated a fondness for a “leala” kind of Kick-butte
type of character while the Former President has been effusive
in his praise for “that amy wong, WOW”.
More to follow.
sept 18, 2008