What Hillary Wants More Than the Presidency

She's looking at you, Chelsea

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 29, 2011 7:39 AM CST

(Newser) – No pressure, Chelsea, but Hillary Clinton wants to be a grandma more than she ever wanted to be leader of the free world. Or so says Bill Clinton in a lighter moment of an interview at Davos, reports Reuters. When asked what he'd like to achieve in the next 10 years, Clinton responded, “I’d like to live, I’d like to be a grandfather."

"I have nothing to do with that achievement, but I would like it,” laughs Clinton. “I would like to have a happy wife and she won’t be unless she’s a grandmother. It’s something she wants more than she wanted to be president.”

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question at a press conference in Guanajuato, Mexico, Monday Jan. 24, 2011.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question at a press conference in Guanajuato, Mexico, Monday Jan. 24, 2011.   (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
President Bill Clinton frowns as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses supporters in Washington on Saturday, June 7, 2008, as she suspends her campaign for president.
President Bill Clinton frowns as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses supporters in Washington on Saturday, June 7, 2008, as she suspends her campaign for president.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Chelsea Clinton with her grandmother, Dorothy Rodham, and mother Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Chelsea's wedding day, Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, NY.
Chelsea Clinton with her grandmother, Dorothy Rodham, and mother Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Chelsea's wedding day, Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, NY.   (AP Photo/Genevieve de Manio Photography, Barbara Kinney)
That wedding wasn't cheap, you know, Chelsea and Marc.
That wedding wasn't cheap, you know, Chelsea and Marc.   (AP Photo/Genevieve de Manio Photography,Barbara Kinney)
President Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea leave the White House en route to Camp David in this July 13, 1996 file photo.
President Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea leave the White House en route to Camp David in this July 13, 1996 file photo.   (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson, File)
Chelsea Clinton attends the Clinton Global Initiative, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, when she should be busy having babies.
Chelsea Clinton attends the Clinton Global Initiative, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, when she should be busy having babies.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton look on during a swearing-in for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.
Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton look on during a swearing-in for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Arctic Ocean Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Chelsea, Quebec on Monday, March 29, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Arctic Ocean Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Chelsea, Quebec on Monday, March 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
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