Sheryl Sandberg Is Reportedly Being Considered for a Top Job in Clinton's Cabinet
As the 2016 election draws closer, speculation is rising around who Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would appoint to major political positions if one becomes president. Already, PayPal and Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel is reportedly telling friends that Trump would nominate him to the Supreme Court. Clinton, Politico reports, is also said to be eyeing a flashy name in tech: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer and Silicon Valley’s living, breathing emblem of corporate feminism.
The Clinton campaign is reportedly considering Sandberg for Clinton's Treasury secretary. Politico "hears more and more that she could return to be the first woman to lead Treasury," Ben White reports. Should Clinton win, and should Sandberg be offered the job, she’d be the first woman to lead the United States Department of the Treasury in its 227-year history.
Still, such a political career move would not be without precedent for Sandberg. Before joining Google in 2001, Sandberg [served as chief of staff for former Treasury secretary Larry Summers. Since then, she's denied a return to politics. In June at Recode's Code conference, Kara Swisher asked Sandberg if she had any lingering political ambitions. "I don't want to run for office," Sandberg replied. "I don't want another job. I love Facebook." Still, that doesn’t rule out the possibility of Sandberg getting poached by the Clinton administration come November. Presumably, "Lean In" would be required reading for Clinton’s cabinet in such an event.
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