Clinton Mum on Cabinet Rumors

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2008 12:33 PM CST
Sen. Hillary Clinton D-N.Y., smiles and looks toward her husband, former President Bill Clinton, after casting her vote Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, in Chappaqua, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton today good-naturedly refused to address rampant rumors that she's under consideration to be Secretary of State in the Obama administration, the Journal News reports. Appearing in Albany at a conference on public transportation, she said, "I have to start by saying I'm very happy there is so much press attention and interest in transit—especially guesses about my own."

"But on the off chance that you're not here for this important issue, and are here for some other reason, let me just say that I'm not going to speculate or address anything about the president-elect's incoming administration," she continued. "I'm going to respect his process, and any inquiries should be directed to his transition team."