By: Angelise Anderson|Published: December 2, 2008 10:31 AM
Who knew that getting too power-hungry could create complications? Apparently, there is now a conflict between the Secret Service and the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security regarding the security of former first lady, Senator, and Secretary of State to-be, Hillary Clinton. Associated Press writer Matthew Lee wrote last week, "Mrs. Clinton's nomination would create an unprecedented logistical and jurisdictional hurdles that will require significant negotiation to resolve."
If there wasn't enough turf warfare between the two agencies, let's further complicate it. Not only is she the last first lady to retain lifetime Secret Service protection (according to legislation passed in 1997), but to add more knots to the web, Mrs. Clinton's husband is also protected by Secret Service. Traveling together could create quite the security hurdle, especially if the former President doesn't give up his Secret Service protection.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we try to wear too many power hats.