Bill: I'd Take a Job From Obama—Not That I'm Lookin'

Former president 'neither looking for nor closed to' a role
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2008 1:34 PM CST
President-elect Barack Obama and Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, walk out together after a news conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Bill Clinton would be willing to serve in the Obama administration, CNN reports, but the former prez will remain in the background unless Obama “asks me to do something specific, which I'm neither looking for nor closed to." Clinton said in an interview that he would not unduly influence his wife in her position as secretary of State, but would be there to lend an ear.

Clinton said his involvement would be, “What our involvement with each other’s work has always been, which is all the years that I was governor and president, I talked to her about everything. I found her advice invaluable, and I'm sure we'll talk about all this. I'll just try to be a helpful sounding board to her, but I don't think I'll do any more than that.”