Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:54 a.m. EST Kerry Eyeing Clinton for Secretary of State Likely Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry is considering tapping ex-President Bill Clinton to head up his foreign policy team as Secretary of State. When asked about making the offer to Clinton, Kerry spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter went out of her way to avoid denials. "President Clinton would clearly help the United States regain the respect of our allies across the world," Cutter told the New York Daily News on Thursday, before insisting it was too early to name potential Cabinet picks. Tapping the ex-prez for the top foreign policy post could help the Kerry campaign solve one of its thorniest problems: How to keep the Clintons from sabotaging his presidential bid without having to put Hillary on the ticket. Not only is Kerry said to fear being overshadowed in any Kerry-Hillary pairing, but also he doesn't relish the prospect of spending the next eight years watching Mrs. Clinton in his rearview mirror.