Hillary Clinton Says She Will Not Continue As Secretary of State Should President Obama Be Elected To A Second Term
“Everyone always says that when they leave these jobs.” Former First Lady, New York Senator, Presidential candidate, and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told The Guardian that she’s ready to take a step back, and see what toll 20 years in American politics has taken on her.
Hillary Clinton has said she wants to step off the “high wire of American politics”, again quashing speculation that she might stay in government if Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House.
She told state department employees on Thursday she was ready for a rest and is paying no attention to the Republican presidential candidate debates. She said she wanted to find out how tired she was after being first lady, senator, aspiring presidential candidate and finally the US secretary of state.
“I have made it clear that I will certainly stay on until the president nominates someone and that transition can occur [if Obama wins re-election,” she told a meeting. “But I think after 20 years, and it will be 20 years, of being on the high wire of American politics and all of the challenges that come with that, it would be probably a good idea to just find out how tired I am.”
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