2012

Keller: Hillary Should Be VP

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Now that Bill Keller is no longer the New York Times executive editor, he should be Hillary Clinton’s agent—he sure is very concerned about her career path. Should she retire? No, Keller says in a column. Dictate her memoirs? Nag Chelsea to give her a grandchild? Be the next Brown University president? Establish Clinton Global Initiative 2.0? Supreme Court justice? Run for president against Obama? No, Keller says to all of those. She should be Obama’s vice presidential running mate, he believes, because replacing Obama is absurd, but she does enjoy the highest approval rating (64 percent) of all political figures in the U.S. “It does more to guarantee Obama’s re-election than anything else the Democrats can do,” he writes, and “it makes Hillary the party’s heir apparent in 2016.” I wonder if Joe Biden is canceling his Times subscription as we speak.