Though she's expected to leave her post at the State Department soon, Hillary Clinton today said she's not going into "retirement." Clinton returned to work yesterday after missing almost a month, according to the State Department, due to ill health.

Here's Clinton's exchange with a reporter, which she had today in Washington:

QUESTION: So things – you’re ready – you’re back in the swing of things -
QUESTION: -- even though it’s closing down your operation?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Yeah. It’s obviously somewhat bittersweet, because I’ve had the most extraordinary experience, and I work with just an amazing team of people. But I’m very much looking forward to doing everything we can these last few weeks to resolve and finish up wherever possible and then to have a very smooth, seamless transition to Senator Kerry to continue the work.
QUESTION: And then retirement?
SECRETARY CLINTON: I don’t know that that’s the word I would use, but certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while.
There is much speculation that Clinton will run for president in the 2016 election. In 2008, she failed to receive the Democratic presidential nomination.

Via Jeryl Bier.

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