Top Republican says Clinton would make good secretary of state

The US Senate's second-ranking Republican said Sunday it wouldn't be a bad idea if President-elect Barack Obama named Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. "It seems to me she's got the experience. She's got the temperament for it. I think she would be well received around the world," said Sen. Jon Kyl, an Arizona Republican. "So my own initial reaction is it would be a very good selection." Both Clinton, Obama's fiercest rival for the presidential nomination, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who also ran for the White House this year, interviewed with Obama in Chicago last week for the post, according to Democratic officials.