Clinton: I wouldn't say that I'm "retiring," per se

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.