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January 27, 2010

One Term Enough for Clinton

In an interview with Tavis Smiley, Hillary Clinton suggests she is unlikely to serve a second term as Secretary of State:

SMILEY: Finally, there's already speculation about whether or not Secretary Clinton is going to do this for the full first time, and whether or not she has any interest if asked to stay on to do it for eight years? You see how tough the job is, can you imagine yourself doing all four years and, if asked, doing it for another four years?

CLINTON: No, I really can't. I mean, it is just...

SMILEY: No to what? All four or eight?

CLINTON: The whole, the whole eight, I mean, that that would be very challenging. But I, you know, I don't wanna make any predictions sitting here, I'm honored to serve, I serve at the pleasure of the President, but it's a, it's a 24/7 job, and I think at some point, I will be very happy to pass it on to someone else.

When asked about another shot at the Presidency, Clinton responded: "Absolutely not interested."


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