President-Elect Barack Obama‘s transition team is reported to be deeply divided over whether to offer a post to Monica Lewinsky, the former White House Intern whose intimate relationship with President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment.
Until now, Lewinsky was one of the few high-profile figures from the Clinton Presidency who had not been recruited for the incoming Obama team. Mr. Clinton’s brother Roger is another, though on Friday there were rumors he would be named ambassador to Spain.
One group, which includes David Axelrod, Mr. Obama’s campaign manager who has been named his senior advisor, favors the move to balance the influence of the Clinton-era policy people by adding someone with a different perspective.
A second faction led by Mr. Obama’s Chief-of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is bitterly opposed believing that a Lewinsky appointment would needlessly antagonize the Clintons and their supporters. Before being elected to Congress, Mr. Emanuel served as a senior advisor to President Clinton. [rest of the article is here]
Now this story is probably untrue. The biggest reason I think it’s a questionable story is because of one key detail: um, Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State. That means that she will be in the White House….A LOT. I’m pretty sure the last thing Hillary wants is to run into Monica in the hallway or something.
I understand and appreciate good satire. But this is just all bad….almost as bad and as painful to read as their “article” about Obama’s ability to put sentences together…just a damn shame.
First of all, it sounds like a “real” article…there’s just no humor in it at all. Which might be why or how Yahoo! News is passing it off as a real article. Secondly, it’s just completely un-funny….I mean come on, Monica Lewinsky? You know how pissed off that would make people?
I think Huffington Post should leave the satire to The Onion from now on. Seriously.