If Drafted, She Cannot Serve

FORGET ALL THE TALK ABOUT HILLARY becoming White House chief of staff. It's against the law, thanks to Lyndon Johnson. Back in 1967, still incensed that President Kennedy appointed his brother Attorney General, L.B.J. rushed through Congress a law making it impossible for a public official, "including the President," to appoint a relative, such as a husband or wife, to a position "over which he exercises jurisdiction." That means Hillary cannot take a paid Administration job. Not that she has indicated she wants one. Likely next stop: an unsalaried position as head of a task force on children and family issues.


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