Alex Massie

Hillary Accepts

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Well, one assumes the dear old New York Times wouldn't run a story saying she's accepted the offer to be Secretary of State unless it was pretty well certain that she will.

That sound you hear is foreign editors tearing up their pages right now. The groaning comes from Sunday newspaper hacks who now need to recast their focus pieces.

What does it all mean? Well, like I say, it suggests Obama's not going to break with the Washington consensus on foreign policy. But perhaps we will all be surprised. Alas, this also means the already tiresome "Team of Rivals" meme will run and run...

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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