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Spouse In The House


Elizabeth Edwards declares she has no interest in attending her husband's cabinet meetings if John is elected president. This of course is a response to Rudy Giuliani's (now mostly retracted) suggestion that his wife might.

Far more interesting to me is how Hillary Clinton will handle this question. Will Bill attend cabinet meetings? Weigh in on foreign policy crises? Will he keep running his foundation--and if so how much time will he spend in the White House? Hillary has said he'll be "ambassador to the world," whatever that means. (She also suggests it'd be illegal to name him Secretary of State, though I'm not clear on why. Has there been an anti-nepotism law since JFK made Bobby his attorney general?) Who knows. But it's a tricky issue she can't avoid forever.

--Michael Crowley

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