In light of those assumptions, what do you make of this Daily Beast feature?
The idea that any spouse of a high-ranking administration official would stake out a position contrary to one for which the president's taking a lot of political heat is incredible on its face. Here, the spouse in question is Bill Clinton, the high-ranking official is Hillary Clinton, what Bill said had to be contrary to the informal agreement between Obama and Hillary and the forum in which Clinton disagreed so openly with Obama and the publicity about the disagreement was provided by an old Clinton crony like Tina Brown, the woman who just put Hillary on the cover of her first issue of Newsweek. Under the circumstances, it takes a stronger man than I am not to conjure up tales of political intrigue.“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been cautiously occupying the fence on whether the United States should help establish a no-fly zone over Libya—falling in line with Obama administration policy to build international consensus before deciding what to do.
“But the secretary’s husband, former president Bill Clinton, came out strongly Thursday night for the controversial military measure to help the Libyan rebels in their struggle to topple Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
“’We have the planes to make an appropriate contribution to this,’ the 42nd president told an influential dinner crowd attending Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit at Manhattan’s Millennium Hotel. ‘I wouldn’t do it if they hadn’t asked,’ Clinton said, referring to anti-Gaddafi rebel leaders who have publicly and repeatedly requested the no-fly zone to stop bombardment from Gaddafi’s air force. ‘We should do it.’”
As a presidential candidate, Hillary sold herself as an iron lady who'd be tougher as commander-in-chief than any two men put together. Has she decided that the time has come to start putting some distance between herself and her irresolute boss?