UB Political Science Professor Philip Arena Analyzes Clinton Appointment as Secretary of State

Buffalo, NY – Governor David Paterson will have more than a month to choose a successor to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her office announced Monday that she will not resign her Senate seat until she is confirmed as Secretary of State.

Paterson issued a statement saying he will not make his choice until the seat is actually empty.

WBFO's Mark Scott reached UB Political Scientist Philip Arena for analysis of President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Clinton as the nation's top diplomat. Click the audio player above to hear the interview now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.