Bill Richardson

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I tend to agree with Ezra Klein that Bill Richardson would be a poor choice for Vice President mostly because you don’t want to pick an ambitious politicians who seems like he’d be a bad president. And whether for that reason or for some other reason, Obama doesn’t seem to be seriously considering him.

But it does seem to me that Richardson might be a good Secretary of State. Not only does he have a lot of experience in foreign affairs generally, but his experience is specifically relevant to Obama’s controversial proposals to have high-level talks with “the bad guys.”

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