Rumors have floated around for a day which suggest that Obama's team is considering Hillary Clinton for the role Secretary of State. Now, Obama is set to meet Clinton and McCain next week. Perhaps Obama is set to give Bush III a cabinet position too! Is this bipartisanship or cooing away the opposition -- or both? Whatever it is, the meetings have cause a lot of political speculation; they could also serve as elements of a brilliant strategy.
If Clinton is tapped to head the Department of State, she would become the third woman in the position -- almost consecutively (Rice came aboard after Powell resigned). Do the old boys now consider this "women's work"?