Rush Limbaugh has seldom been a fan of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. But the conservative radio pundit has given his blessing to her selection as the next secretary of state.
He calls it "a brilliant stroke" by President-elect Barack Obama, who opposed Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
Limbaugh weighs in on the new administration as 1 of Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2008," which airs Thursday on ABC.
Says Limbaugh: "You know the old phrase, 'You keep your friends close and your enemies closer?' How can she run for president in 2012? She'd have to run against the incumbent and be critical of him - the one who made her secretary of state."
On Monday, Obama announced Clinton as his nominee for secretary of state.
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