Hillary Clinton relishes life out of public glare

Clinton has said previously that she didn`t plan to remain in government after next year`s election.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2011, 23:20 PM IST

Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton insists she`s committed to returning to private life
after President Barack Obama`s first term and says "I think
it`s time for others to step up."

Clinton has said previously that she didn`t plan to
remain in government after next year`s election. And in an NBC
interview broadcast on the "Today" show today, she stresses
once more that she won`t run for president again. The
secretary declares, "No, no."

Clinton says people will just have to "watch and wait" to
see what she does next, but she says that a return to writing
and teaching is a high priority.

On international diplomacy, Clinton tells the network
that "we cannot abdicate leadership around the world because
when we do, it comes back to bite us."

PTI