Bill Would Polish US Image for Hill

Ex-prez would be promoter-in-chief abroad in wife's term
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2007 11:27 AM CDT
Former President Bill Clinton speaks as his daughter Chelsea, center, and wife, Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., right, look on during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Bill Clinton plans to serve as a sort of diplomat-in-chief should his wife take up residence in the West Wing, he tells the Guardian in London, where he's on a fundraising jog and book-promotion tour. Hillary envisions a mission for him to "restore America's standing" after years of a unilateral position that has "enraged the world," said Clinton.

The former prez uses the Guardian interview to cool speculation about his potential role in a second Clinton White House, as well as to often his wife's reputation as hyper-ambitious. He says she actively ruled out politics at an early age, telling him, "I don't know if people would ever want to vote for me. I'm just too outspoken."