(CNN) - It’s a question that arose even before Hillary Clinton abandoned her presidential bid four months ago: What's next for the junior senator from New York?
Definitely not a spot on the Supreme Court, and likely not a bid to be Senate Majority Leader or President of the United States, she told Fox News Tuesday.
Asked directly about rumors she may have her eye on the bench, Clinton said there was “zero” chance of that happening: "I have no interest in doing that," she said, laughing.
Speculation mounted it may be a possibility after Lawrence Tribe, a constitutional law expert at the Harvard Law School who is advising Obama's campaign, said last spring he thought Clinton may be a good fit for the high court.
"I certainly think that Senator Obama's inclination to look for people of broad experience, people whose deepest values and whose empathy with others makes them wise human beings as well as expert lawyers, would mean he wouldn't rule out people such as Senator Clinton just because they don't have judicial experience," he told the National Journal.
Others in the chattering class have said a run for Senate Majority Leader, replacing Sen. Harry Reid, is much more likely, given Clinton's success in the chamber and the respect she has forged there. Many also speculate Clinton still harbors presidential ambitions, and could run in four or eight years depending on if Barack Obama is elected.
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But speaking to Fox Tuesday, Clinton said the chances she pursues either of those options are "probably zero."
"There's an old saying: Bloom where you're planted. And I've always loved that," she said. "I love being in the Senate. I ran for president because I thought we had to make drastic changes given what I viewed as the damage that the Bush administration had done here at home and abroad. Now I'm going to work very hard with President Obama to repair that damage."
Spoken like a true Stateswoman. I don't know if I buy what she's selling about the "zero chance" because Up id Down in Washington most of the time.
She would make a great Justice, a great Majority Leader and a great president if called to serve. I am now very impressed with her committment to her former rival and I appreciater her willingness to serve where she feel she is in her highest and best use.
Too bad...I think Hillary would have made a heck of a good Supreme Court Judge. Of course, she'd also make a heck of a Secretary of State, or Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.
Spoken like a true Stateswoman. I don't know if I buy what she's selling about the "zero chance" because Up is Down in Washington most of the time.
I definitely hope that Clinton serves in some significant way in an Obama-Biden Administration.
i think she will be a good cabinet canidate.
Thank HEAVENS that woman has finally stated her intentions. Now if this will just shut UP those die-hard PUMAS who have yet to join the winning Obama team and if she will WARM UP her endorsements of Sen. Obama yet even more, perhaps I will be convinced that she means anything she says.
God bless you Hillary!!!
Your support for Obama-Biden ticket tell us you are ever brilliant.
Not to mention that she is totally completely unqualified for the supreme court in every way imaginable.
HILLARY IS AN INTELLIGENT WELL EDUCATED
WOMAN & THAT, ALMOST GUARANTEES THAT
WHATEVER SHE DOES & DO SHE WILL, SHE WILL DO
WELL. PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BACK HER ALL THE WAY.
madame secretary of state!!
Hill is just giving the PC answer....of course she "didn't want to be VP" but would have accepted if asked! How will her constituents in NY feel if they knew she is aspiring to not serve them directly anymore....that she wants betters. I think she would accept anyone of those postions if asked....Pres. Obama has big plans for Hillary....bigger than just a VP position! BTW....thanks to Hill for sharpening up Obama during the primaries.....no doubt, these character attacks on Obama right now are all falling flat because the American people have been there and heard that! The larger majority of Americans know who Obama/Biden and McSame is....many like myself want to know WHO IS THE REAL SARAH PALIN!
Hillary for the next Presidential elaction!
Go Hillary, you have all our respect!!!!!
Its not about you. You have the qualifications to be president. After Obama gets elected, I will support you in another 8 yesrs. Or, if Obama loses, I will support you in 2012.
She would make a great addition to the high court seat.
If offered, I'd bet she'd take it. And she should.
Wasted political talent on the Supreme Court, though to get rid of ideological hacks like Scalia or intellectual midgets like Thomas anything should be considered.
She'll probably get AG or HHS.
The Clintons have been soooo helpful...to McCain!
If Obama is elected he should dump Rice and replace her with Clinton.
hilalry will run again in 2012 when obama looses
Let's see. Our nation has been around for over 200 years and for more than half of those years women were not allowed to vote. How much longer will women have to wait before this country is ready for a woman to serve as President? During these perilous economic times I would have preferred experience winning over hope in the democratic primary.
It didn't happen. Obama played the game better and won. Is he the best candidate, that's the real question.
I remember a while ago she also said she was not interested in becoming President of the United States!!!
What "THE WORLD IS WATCHING *HOPE IS COMING" said...
HRC, Wherever you are, whatever you do, you will do as always and put the country first.
Hillary for Secretary of State. How could it be any other way??