Ann Althouse makes it plain that she thinks departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was shooting less than straight when she said that isn’t presently inclined to run for the presidency in 2016. Althouse asked her readers to “assess the degree of [baloney]” (my translation) in Clinton’s statement.
But I don’t think one can assess Clinton too much blame for being disingenuous about her White House ambitions.
For one thing, even in this era of “it’s campaign time all the time,” it’s not “nice” to admit wanting to be President when crews are still cleaning up after the most recent Inauguration, even though those who run without craving the office like cocaine are dismissed for lacking “fire in the belly.”
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