Hillary Clinton will run for president if and when
she pleases. But given all the hints, rumors and pure speculation that constantly trail her while she globe-trots on official Secretary
of State business, there's little she can do to put the gossip to rest.
Except, of course, say point blank that she has no plans to run for
president. Which she almost
does to New Zealand's TV3 News when asked
she ruled out "standing for top U.S. office through 2016":
according to a U.S. reporter, replied: "Oh yes, yes. I'm very pleased
to be doing what I'm doing as secretary of state." In a separate
interview with TV New Zealand, Clinton said she hoped the United States
was ready for a female president, adding "it should be." Asked if it
might be her, she replied: "Well, not me. But it will be someone..."
York magazine's Daily Intel
spotted Hillary's non-denial denial and fed her boilerplate response into a device they call the
"Politispeak Translator 5000." Here, according to Daily Intel, is what
she really meant:
"I almost definitely won't run again, but if
the conditions are perfect and I think I can win, and I still have the
drive, hell yeah I'd do it. And not that America will even care that I
had been saying for six years that I wouldn't run again, but I'll at
least need some kind of flimsy explanation, so I'll just say that I had
only ruled it out before because I was so focused on being secretary of
She'll have to pry the Democratic nomination out of Joe Biden's hands first.
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