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It’s one of the worst kept “secrets” of the transition.

From MyDD: Security Team (With Clinton) Announcement Tomorrow

From CNN:

Obama set to nominate Clinton for Cabinet, sources say

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President-elect Barack Obama is planning to nominate at least three key members of his national security team at an event in Chicago, Illinois, on Monday, including Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, according to two Democratic officials…

Hillary Clinton at the Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa on September 16, 2007

From firedoglake: Yes, Winguts, Hillary Can be Secretary of State

From TalkLeft:

Hillary to Join Obama in Chicago For Sec’y State Announcement

…The New York Times reports on the lengthy negotiations between Team Obama and Bill Clinton and the 9 preconditions the former President had to meet…

Bill Clinton at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri on January 26, 2008

It’s a small price to pay for competence and instant credibility in the eyes of the rest of the world. There’s the extra added bonus of right wingnut heads exploding in apoplexy in pockets of America and on AM talk radio.