White House: Clinton Staying Put

Refutes Hatch suggestion she's being considered for Supreme Court
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2010 2:51 PM CDT
White House: Clinton Staying Put
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for signing of the "New START" treaty reducing long-range nuclear weapons in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, April 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Orrin Hatch is a nice guy and all, but his speculation this morning that Hillary Clinton might fill the Supreme Court seat of John Paul Stevens is bunk—or so says the White House, according to Politico. "The president thinks Secretary Clinton is doing an excellent job as Secretary of State and wants her to remain in that position," a White House spokesman said today. Clinton, for her part, said through a spokesman she was happy at Foggy Bottom but flattered. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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