Former President Bill Clinton may become a temporary replacement for wife’s NY Senate seat.
Wired PR News.com – New York Governor, David Paterson may see it fit to choose a ‘caretaker’ replacement for Senator Hilary Clinton’s post on the Senate when she is sworn in as Secretary of State. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Hilary’s husband and former president Bill Clinton as well as former governor of New York, Mark Cuomo, have both been eyed as possible choices for the caretaker position.
As defined by the AP, a caretaker in the Senate is someone who would take on the position without intentions for running the next term. Opting for the interim solution is said to possibly be the most attractive solution for Paterson who some believe has become aggravated over attempts to pressure him into choosing high profile contenders like Caroline Kennedy to fill Hilary’s seat.
As quoted of political scientist Gerald Benjamin, “You could find a very senior person who could serve New York well…Then you can say to Caroline Kennedy, `You know, you’d make a good senator. Run for it.’ And you can tell everyone else that it’s a level playing field.”
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