May 7, 2013 12:25pmm
When two titans like President Bill Clinton and Microsoft founder Bill Gates share the same stage, the subject inevitably turns to the political futures of their wives.
“I don’t think Melinda is going to run for president,” Gates joked today.
Clinton was even less decisive about the prospect of Hillary Clinton‘s running for president in 2016.
“She hasn’t mentioned it to me, either,” Clinton said, speaking at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2013 Fiscal Summit in Washington, prompting laughter from the audience.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know this: that is the worst expenditure of our time,” Clinton said.
Bill Clinton said it is “frustrating” that the conversation has gone back to politics so soon after the 2012 elections.
“She’s taking a role in the foundation, she’s writing books, she’s having a little fun being a private citizen for the first time in 20 years,” Clinton said. “We need to be worried about the work at hand. All of us do. So whoever the next president is has an easier set of choices.”
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Judging from this picture taken at yesterday's Mid-Year meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the most-traveled secretary of state in history is very happy to be home with her husband and working with her family.
When you demand that she put in additional service, you are also telling her that because she is Hillary Clinton she does not have the same right as every other American to be with her family after serving her country and to retire from public service. Let's allow her to enjoy this and take the pressure off!