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Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Politics | 5 comments

That “Presidential Grub” is Resilient Stuff

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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  • slamfu

    And if Clinton did say she was running for President in ’16 no doubt Althouse would be making hay of her playing politics so soon after the last election. I get it. Democrats can do no right. They are always bad. Clinton can’t even take a year off without getting criticized.

  • dduck

    First you say you won’t, then you will, you’re undecided now, so what’re you going to do?
    Politicians theme song.

  • zusa1

    dd, you’re on a roll.

  • Willwright

    Could be she ‘s serious about not running. In four years she’ll be 69. That would tie her with Reagan as the oldest person elected. Most people by that age are enjoying retirement. We will see.

  • slamfu

    She might be serious about not running, but the only thing I do know is that no one will ever commit to running less than 2 weeks after a president was just sworn in. I don’t know why they even bother raising the question.

    EDIT – I do know, I just wish they wouldn’t 🙂

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