Clinton: I wouldn’t say that I’m “retiring,” per se

posted at 4:41 pm on January 9, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Because why not fan the flames of 2016 speculation on a slow-ish news day?

Ed already noted that Hillary Clinton, Private Citizen is now meant to testify on the security failings in Benghazi on January 22nd, but there was another minor but noteworthy moment today when she was speaking to reporters about working to smoothly transition Senator Kerry into the post she’ll shortly be vacating.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bucked the suggestion Wednesday that she’s retiring, instead saying that she’s taking a break.

“I don’t know if that is a word I would use, but certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while,” she said in response to a reporter’s question about her retirement plans. The comments came at Clinton’s first appearance before the press since she returned to work following several weeks of illness including a brief hospitalization for a blood clot in her head.

Have at it.


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It depends on the meaning of …

Oh, to hell with it!!!

aunursa on January 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM

“Nah, only avoiding testifying, that’s all…, ” she said.

viking01 on January 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Meanwhile, Hilda Solis is retiring from the Department of Labor, Eric Holder will still be around to do to you exactly the opposite of what he did for the Mexican drug cartels, and Kathleen Sebelius will be around to implement Renewal.

Where’s the exit?

Steve Eggleston on January 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Killary will spend some time off her feet, that hammertoe has been flaring up something awful the past few weeks; she probably won’t be able to walk to the Congressional chambers to testify.

Bishop on January 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM

What kind of program are any of these liberals planning to run on in 2016? There’s no money left. But I guess that’s never stopped them before.

Mark1971 on January 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Sure, what we really need is for Hillary to give her “sage” advice to the new SoS so he can continue to muck it up. The Clintons are some of the worst of politicians. Although Obama and company make them look better.

Deano1952 on January 9, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Yeah, run, Hillary. Maybe we can finally get rid of you freaks.

ddrintn on January 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM

What kind of program are any of these liberals planning to run on in 2016? There’s no money left. But I guess that’s never stopped them before.

Mark1971 on January 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM

They’re counting on the printing presses cranking out the benjamins through the 2016 cycle at least.True economic catastrophe (due to inflation and interest rates soaring) won’t hit for another 3 to 5 years, but when it does it’s gonna be epic..2008 was a blip on the radar…take all that debt and simply add 2 basis points to it…that will cripple things..in reality it will be closer to 8 or 10 basis points..put the fork in then..

Tim Zank on January 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I see dear hill has a new hair do. It is better than that last mess she had. Maybe she reads HA and what I and others have said?
L

letget on January 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM

It depends on the meaning of …

Oh, to hell with it!!!

aunursa on January 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Thread winner. Right out of the gate.

Well played!

UltimateBob on January 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Given that Barry will have run the economy into the ground by 2016, WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE ANOTHER DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT.

GarandFan on January 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

…as she pours another glass of Thunderbird Mad dog 20/20

ToddPA on January 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Killary will spend some time off her feet, that hammertoe has been flaring up something awful the past few weeks; she probably won’t be able to walk to the Congressional chambers to testify.

Bishop on January 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Hell, I just broke my ankle, but I’d be willing to loan her my knee walker. Of course it must be fumigated before she returns it.

Sasha List on January 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM

So….. the Sec’y of State has now avoided testifying about Benghazi for almost four months.

The dead of Benghazi quickly recedes into the rear-view mirror of the 0bamabus that ran them down.

cane_loader on January 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Given that Barry will have run the economy into the ground by 2016, WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE ANOTHER DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT.

GarandFan on January 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Because….. IT’S ALL BUSH’S FAULT.

Or you’re all racists or something.

UltimateBob on January 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM

The real reason they are going after guns right now is so that they can claim any who oppose it are RACIST!

Sasha List on January 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM

The real reason they are going after guns right now is so that they can claim any who oppose it are RACIST!

Sasha List on January 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Woopsie! Wrong thread! Apologies!

Sasha List on January 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Hillary is busy polishing fecal matter.

By Jan. 22, it will look like truffles.

cane_loader on January 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I don’t know if that is a word I would use, but certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while

very-fast-track = Benghazi Tragedy.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

What kind of program are any of these liberals planning to run on in 2016? There’s no money left. But I guess that’s never stopped them before.

Mark1971 on January 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Pffft! We’ll just mint up a run of trillion dollar platinum coins. What’s the problem?

Hillary is saying that she isn’t retiring but will continue to dodge.

ghostwalker1 on January 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Given that Barry will have run ran the economy into the ground by 2016 2012, WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE ANOTHER DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT.

GarandFan on January 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Good question, but already asked and answered …

ShainS on January 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

stepping off the very fast track for a little while

Translation. Cashing in before I run for Pres again.

ronsfi on January 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

I see dear hill has a new hair do. It is better than that last mess she had. Maybe she reads HA and what I and others have said?
L

letget on January 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM

It looks more like eyelift surgery, which would explain the blood clot and the newer, wide-eyed, bagless, rested and ready look.

onlineanalyst on January 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

The wearing of very dark glasses when being released from the hospital probably lends credence to the plastic surgery speculation.

onlineanalyst on January 9, 2013 at 5:21 PM

stepping off the very fast track for a little while

Translation. Cashing in before I run for Pres again.

ronsfi on January 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

She won’t even have to lift a finger to raise money to run. She’ll get at least 1 book deal, maybe even a TV mini-series about her “brilliant” tenure as SOS, blah, blah, blah…

Del Dolemonte on January 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Sure, Hillary’s “taking a break” to give herself time to rehabilitate her reputation before the presidential campaigns begin in 2014. Anybody who thinks she isn’t going to run in 2016 has another think coming.

RebeccaH on January 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

The wearing of very dark glasses when being released from the hospital probably lends credence to the plastic surgery speculation.

onlineanalyst on January 9, 2013 at 5:21 PM

It’s going to take more. She’s starting to look like one of the Rolling Stones.

ddrintn on January 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Given that Barry will have run the economy into the ground by 2016, WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE ANOTHER DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT.

GarandFan on January 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Easy..
MFS: More Free Sh*t

Joe Mama on January 9, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Sure, Hillary’s “taking a break” to give herself time to rehabilitate her reputation before the presidential campaigns begin in 2014. Anybody who thinks she isn’t going to run in 2016 has another think coming.

RebeccaH on January 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

EXACTLY

She’s running. Bill bailed out Barry at the DNC as quid pro quo, he’s salivating over being central to another campaign in 2016 and being back in the mix

She’ll raise a billion dollars and have every Dem consultant lined up in 2014

Nobody will dare announce running until she makes up her mind, she’ll have the nomination sewn up by New Hampshire

Meanwhile we’ll have another asinine primary destroying each other and burning money

She’s running. The media and entertainment industry is drooling over 2016

Our primary will be irrelevant if we let her waltz to the nomination unscathed

thurman on January 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM

And with more Onion humor, the National Fathers’ Day Council has named Bill Clinton “Father of the Year.” How old is Chelsea? 33?
http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2013/01/bill-clinton-named-father-of-the-year-153760.html

onlineanalyst on January 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Its time for the republicans to start dirt digging big time on this hideous woman. I personally believe she’s an alky. It’s time to disgrace her slowly but surely all the way up to 2016. If they don’t start doing this, the low info voters are going to screw the country again.

kens on January 9, 2013 at 7:04 PM

What the heck happened to the white part of the President? Is the white part racist or is it the black part?

mixplix on January 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Its time for the republicans to start dirt digging big time on this hideous woman. I personally believe she’s an alky. It’s time to disgrace her slowly but surely all the way up to 2016. If they don’t start doing this, the low info voters are going to screw the country again.

kens on January 9, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Really, who does this cow think she’s kidding? Reminds me of barry, whatever he says, the opposite is true….they could start by getting answers about Benghazi…

Benghazigate: The Cover-Up Continues

From the start, almost everything that we were originally and “officially” told by the Obama Administration about the Benghazigate “event” was false (i.e., a lie) or misleading or inadequate. And now that the sole suspect held in the attack has been released, the cover-up is gaining momentum.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/benghazigate_the_cover-up_continues.html#ixzz2HV1LW6qT
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Green eyed Lady on January 9, 2013 at 7:25 PM

…she had brain damage!

KOOLAID2 on January 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

She’s pulling a Pelosi, cosmetic makeover. Does the hair look familiar? She let herself go for a few years, but then a year ago or so, she and her cabal went about setting up the path.

Must. Remain. In. Politics. For. EVAH.

John Kettlewell on January 10, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Her AR$E should be FIRED for CRIMINAL NEGLECT / INCOMPETENCE that resulted in the DEATHS of the 1st US Ambassador in decades & 4 (total) Americans!

When you $UCK at your job SO BADLY that you get 4 people killed & THAT is not enough to get you FIRED in the Obama administration, it makes me wonder what someone has to do to merrit such a punishment….or ANY punishment in this administration?!

easyt65 on January 10, 2013 at 8:58 AM