Hillary Clinton says yes to become Obama's Secretary of State

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Washington, Nov 23 : Wife of former US president Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is learnt to have accepted the post of Secretary of State offered to her by President-elect Barack Obama.

According to a report in foxnews.com, a formal announcement in this regard is planned for after Thanksgiving, which falls on November 27.

Clinton is said to have made her decision to accept quite recently, after persistent courting by Obama and his transition team, the Daily Times quoted the report as saying.

Another network, ABC News said that Clinton was even leaning towards rejecting Obama's offer, but his staff members flooded her with calls to convince her to say yes.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Clinton told the Obama transition team that she did not want to give up her independence in the Senate.

Citing two Clinton confidants, the New York Times had reported that the former First Lady reached the decision to accept after further discussions about her potential role with Obama.

ANI

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