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Divisive alarms

Justin Webb | 03:13 UK time, Monday, 17 November 2008

It looks as if the Hillary Clinton job rumours are true though not necessarily at State. But I am hearing squeals here in Washington from Obama loyalists who regard a Clinton re-birth - anywhere, though particularly at State - with unabashed horror. Would be counter to everything Obama believes, one senior figure (a definite player in the new administration) mutters. His thinking is not really based on policy but on drama and dramatic style. The Clintons are ghastly to work for: divisive, driven by demons and rages and angst whose real cause is too deep-seated to be capable of anything but psychological analysis. To have them in charge of the nation's foreign policy - whatever Henry K says - would be disastrous: this is the argument. Will Barack hear the anguish or is he already cut off from the troops?

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