Washington: Virtually putting to rest all speculations about her contesting the next US presidential elections, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she has "absolutely" no such plans and is just focusing to finish her current term in office.
"Well, I have absolutely no plans to run (for presidency). Right now, I am trying to finish my term as Secretary of State," she told CNN in an interview, when asked about reports of her contesting the elections in 2016.
"I don't know everything I'll be doing. I'll be working on behalf of women and girls, and hopefully be writing and speaking. Those are the things that I am planning to do right now," she added.
Ms Clinton said she does not know what the new life entails for her Monday onwards, when there are no appointments for her.
"I don't know. It's been my whole life. I mean, I've had a job ever since I was 13 years old. When I wasn't in school, I was working," she said.
Ms Clinton said she had been talking to her colleagues who had earlier in the government to know from them the necessary adjustments that are required in life after leaving a job.
"So when I wake up to have the luxury of nowhere to go, nothing to do, no frantic call about calling some leader about some impending crisis, I'm actually interested to see how that goes. It's going to be fun to talk it through and figure out what our next adventures might be," Ms Clinton said.
Responding to questions on her family members, she said her daughter Chelsea wants to lead a life of public service, but she does not know if she (Chelsea) will run.
"I think she is really focused on the philanthropy. She did a great service after Hurricane Sandy through our foundation and through Clinton Global Initiative," she said.
Ms Clinton also appreciated her husband Bill for his works in the field of social service.
Story first published:
January 30, 2013 10:13 IST