Given the growing distance between the Secretary of State and the President, I was struck when I was reminded that the current limits on Presidential terms are 2 terms and 10 years. So, if HRC is planning on a coup then perhaps she’s deliberately waiting until 2010 so she can have those two years and two more terms past that. If she struck earlier, she’d only get one elected term.
It also occurred to me, thinking about this, that HRC is a smart parasite and Obama is not. Smart parasites don’t kill their hosts. HRC is unlikely to be any less corrupt or power hungry than Obama, but I suspect she, unlike Obama, understands that there are limits if you want to skim in the long term.