Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Is Clinton Constitutionally Allowed?

Pete Williams of NBC has pointed out an interesting problem. According to Article one, Section six of the constitution, Hillary Clinton is effectively barred from becoming Secretary of State. That particular section essentially says that you can't take a government postition in the Cabinet if during your term in congress the position received a salary increase. Cabinet Secretaries got a raise last year, while Clinton was a Senator. So she can't take the job without violating the constitution. This is bizarre, but it's hard to imagine it not having occurred before.


via Ambinder


Blaize said...

Well, holy shitfire! How weird is that?

Anonymous said...

First toilet paper, then the US Constitution... I like where you're going with this. Was it intentional or merely latent genius at work here?