Hillary Clinton Is Really Looking Forward to a Break

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Now that the election is over, the American people can finally devote 100 percent of their attention to the 2016 race — and, in particular, Hillary Clinton's potential role in it. New York Times columnist Gail Collins kicked off her longish interview with Clinton by asking whether she intended to run and...she said yes! Just kidding. The outgoing Secretary of State gave the same, decidedly un-Shermanesque response she's been been giving to this question for months. "Oh, I’ve ruled it out, but you know me. Everybody keeps asking me. So I keep ruling it out and being asked." Instead, she said that she's really excited to take a nice, long vacation. 

I am so looking forward to next year. I just want to sleep and exercise and travel for fun. And relax. It sounds so ordinary, but I haven’t done it for 20 years. I would like to see whether I can get untired. I work out and stuff, but I don’t do it enough and I don’t do it hard enough because I can’t expend that much energy on it.

She's also glad to have more time to spend with her favorite HGTV show, List It or Lose It, where couples scope out new homes while their existing falling-to-pieces domiciles get paid a visit by a decorator.

The plot arc is always the same, and in a way, it’s sort of Clintonesque. The redecorators find termites or a leaky furnace; the house search goes awry. Everybody’s upset! But after a lot of hard work and the final commercial, there’s a happy ending.

"Maybe I'll get a decorating show," she joked. (She did redecorate the White House as First Lady!) Even if she did, we're still pretty sure it wouldn't last more than a single season.