Does Clinton Have a Job for Bob?

21 02 2008

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

RFK JR. IN A CLINTON CABINET POSITION? 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been in Australia this week attending the three-day International Solar Cities conference in Adelaide. During his keynote address, Bobby dropped a fascinating hint about a possible cabinet position for him in Hillary Clinton’s White House.

If such were offered, it would be a dream come true for many of RFK Jr.’s strongest supporters, for the country, and for the planet. It’s about time we put a real environmentalist in charge of the EPA!

Kennedy’s comments are tantalizingly dropped at the end of the story below, which tends to focus more on his support of her now-ailing presidential campaign. Does this reporter realize that this bombshell should be the first paragraph, not the last? Now that’s a story!

Kennedy Jr gets behind Hillary Clinton
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

A member of the Kennedy family says Hillary Clinton is still the Democrat’s best chance for president, even as the former US first lady’s campaign suffered another blow.

With Senator Barack Obama taking a crucial win in the Wisconsin Democratic primary on Wednesday (AEST), Senator Clinton’s campaign will now probably hinge on the upcoming votes in Ohio and Texas.

Speaking at an environmental conference in Adelaide, half-way around the world from the election contest, environmental activist Robert F Kennedy Jr said the race for the Democratic nomination was still too close to call.

“I can tell you this, if Hillary does really well in Ohio and Texas then she’s in good shape,” he said.

The son of assassinated presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, Mr Kennedy’s recent endorsement of Senator Clinton put him at odds with Democrat elder statesman Senator Edward Kennedy.

But he said while Senator Obama would make an excellent president and every member of his family was close to both candidates, he still believed Senator Clinton would make the better choice.

“I think we need a president who is willing to go in, have a fist fight, and completely change the course of where we’re going as a nation,” he said.

“I think Hillary has a track record of doing that.”

But Mr Kennedy said whatever the outcome, every member of the Kennedy family would come together to ensure a Democrat was returned to the White House come November.

“Whoever gets the nomination in August, every Kennedy is going to be working to make sure that person becomes president,” he said.

“I think Obama would be a fantastic president and I’ll be working for him full-time if he wins the nomination.

“But I just thing Hillary is a stronger candidate and would be a really strong president.”

Mr Kennedy also confirmed he would be interested in contesting Senator Clinton’s New York Senate seat, should she become president, or in working within a Clinton administration, possibly heading up the Environmental Protection Authority.

© 2008 AAP

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