So she says and I believe her:
For years, even decades, she was the feminist emblem of ambition, a political figure whose smarts, work ethic and connections (largely through her husband, political rock star Bill Clinton) marked her for historic firsts.
And she has certainly piled them on -- the first former first lady to become a U.S. senator, the first female candidate with a serious shot at the presidency.
But now, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insists that she is not planning to run for president again. Ever.
Asked about a future bid during an interview on NBC's "Today" program, Clinton laughed. ''No,'' she said. ''No, I mean, this is a great job. It is a 24/7 job, and I'm looking forward to retirement at some point.''
It is tempting for some to cling to hope, and their Hillary for President buttons. But most commentators see in the statement a glimmer of inner peace, as if Barack Obama's former rival for the presidency has actually found contentment in her role as the chief diplomat in his administration.
No, to me Hillary's just being realistic. No matter how much Barry continues to be an utter FAIL, no way Hillary tries to run against an incumbent President in 2012 and she'll be approaching her 70's by the time 2016 rolls around. Hillary's definitely still bitter about losing to Obama last year, not only because it was an inexperienced, out-of-nowhere, black guy who beat her, but because she knew it'd be her first and last shot at the Presidency. She's a lot of things, but stupid ain't one of them.