"Sources close to Hillary Clinton" (yes, those people) report that she is torn over her unofficial offer to serve as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. According to the anonymous sources, Clinton's reluctance stems from the fact that she likes to "be her own boss," but would answer to the president as Secretary of State. Obama's transition team declined to comment, which makes sense given the fact that Obama has not even confirmed whether or not Clinton has an offer. So we are dealing with rumors on top of rumors.
I do not recall ever seeing an prospective cabinet member struggle publicly with a decision. So, what could explain this? Does this really mean that the "offer" is just "song and dance" and that neither Obama nor Clinton ever expected her to become Secretary of State? Or, is Clinton footdragging publicly because this gives her some type of leverage in the process? I am not sure how to answer these questions, but I do know that in politics reality often differs from how it appears to the public. Stay tuned!
Source: New York Times