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Those trying to game out the odds of Hillary Clinton becoming Barack Obama’s Secretary of State would do well to wonder what other possible explanation there is for her visit to Chicago yesterday. ABC News reports that the reason was “private business.” NBC News reports that the reason was “personal business.” To which the logical response is: What “private” and “personal” matters do Clinton and Obama have to discuss at exactly this moment in time, what with Obamaland consumed with the enormous task of building a new government? School recomendations for Sasha and Malia?

Luckily this is one of those mysteries that will be solved soon enough. In the meantime, the first-in-speculation Politico is already pontificating on Clinton’s senate seat replacement. Meanwhile, John McCain has announced that he plans to pay homage in Chicago on Monday. SecDef McCain, anybody? Nah.