(DUBLIN) — Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was in Dublin Thursday for a human rights conference, is rumored to be considering another run for the White House in 2016.
Naturally, the question came up as her tenure as America’s top envoy winds down.
With the Irish prime minister by her side, the former first lady and one-time U.S. senator dismissed inquiries into her future, saying, “I’m right now too focused on what I’m doing to complete all the work we have ahead of us before I do step down.”
Clinton told reporters, “I’m frankly looking forward to returning to living a life that enjoys a lot of simple pleasures and gives me time for family and friends and other pursuits.”
It’s the “other pursuits” people are most interested in.
If that wasn’t enough, the secretary of state also fielded a question about the possibility of President Obama naming her husband, former President Bill Clinton, ambassador to Ireland.
While she couldn’t say what Obama has in mind right now, Clinton remarked, “I would think that my husband will be here many times in the future doing the work that he’s been doing without having to have the title of ambassador.”
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