Obama, Hillary Give Interview—but Why?
President thanks Clinton for her years of service
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2013 4:39 PM CST

(Newser) – Did President Obama just pass Hillary Clinton the presidential baton? The once-bitter political foes are set to appear on 60 Minutes tonight, just before Clinton's departure from the State Department—but the question is why, CNN reports. "The main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say 'thank you,'" says the president. "I'm going to miss her, wish she was sticking around, but she has logged in so many miles I can't begrudge her wanting to take it easy for a little bit."

Sitting with Steve Kroft, Clinton admits that a public chat with Obama would have been "improbable" after 2008 because "we had that very long, hard primary campaign." She fought hard, she says, "but I lost. And then President Obama asked me to be secretary of state, and I said yes. And why did he ask me, and why did I say yes? Because we both love our country." No doubt Kroft will inquire into her White House ambitions ... and no doubt Joe Biden will be watching.