Hillary: No, No, I'm Still Planning to Leave
Clinton squashes rumor that she might stay on
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2012 5:40 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton answers a reporter's question during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the State Department in Washington.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton today rebuffed the notion that she might stay on for some or all of a second term as secretary of state if President Obama wins re-election, the Washington Post reports. "It’s really still my same time frame," she said. "I’m aiming to leave shortly after the inauguration; that’s my plan." Obama has been too busy campaigning to discuss it with her, she said, but she'll stay until her successor is confirmed by the Senate—a typical MO for cabinet members who serve only one term, notes the Post.

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Oct 27, 2012 9:21 PM CDT
you go Hillary! no really- go. We love you but please, come time, make like a tree and go quickly.
Oct 27, 2012 3:36 PM CDT
So transparent. She can't admit defeat, so she's maintaining a gray area as to whether she WANTS to be out of office (as if it's HER choice) in case Obama loses. Hillary is the most powerhungry pseudo-politician ever. 1) She didn't divorce Bill so not to lose her potential political position, even after Bill himself confessed. 2) She bought a house in NY which she never lived in, making her legally a "resident" of NY just in time for the election for Senator. She's from ARKANSAS. 3) She promptly disregarded her senatorial duties and ran for President at the earliest opportunity. Then when that failed, she grabbed the first offer of greater political power dangled in front of her and abandoned NY anyway!
Oct 27, 2012 10:25 AM CDT
Hillary, thank you. You are a great American. !st Lady, NY Senator and Secretary of State. You ran the country then, and you will run the country AGAIN. You are no quitter. May the power of God stay with you and keep you healthy. Thank you for standing by your man through all of his human weaknesses. He was a great President who wiped out G.H.Bushes debts and left the country with a surplus including a great economy.