Thursday, December 4, 2008

Is Hillary Eligible?

Byrd’s Office Explores Constitutionality of Sen. Clinton Serving as Secretary of State( - The Senate’s senior member and staunchest constitutional advocate on the Democratic side of the aisle, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is exploring whether Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is eligible to become secretary of state in the Obama administration. Constitutional scholars who spoke to agreed that the issue is a valid one. The question of eligibility arises from Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution.

Milbank on CNN:'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy' Wants to Stop Clinton During his regular "Political Daily Briefing' feature on CNN's No Bias, No Bull program on Tuesday evening, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post used Hillary Clinton's famous descriptive about her conservative opponents in describing one group's latest effort against the outgoing New York Senator: "A group called Judicial Watch, charter members of the vast right-wing conspiracy -- they were on to Hillary back during the commodity trading days -- now, they say because of Article One in the Constitution says you cannot serve in the position where you got a -- voted for a pay raise while you were in Congress, they're saying she is constitutionally ineligible." He then opined that "the only thing for Hillary to do is just give her $191,000 salary as Secretary of State to Judicial Watch for their extraordinary creativity -- just save everybody the court costs."

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