January 15th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
10 years ago

Bill Clinton jokes about Hillary's future

(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may not know her plans for the future, but her husband certainly pictures her being around for a long, long time.

Talking about her recent health setback, former President Bill Clinton said his wife will be just fine and boasted of her "low blood pressure" and "standing heartbeat."

"I tell her…she's still got time to have three more husbands after me," he joked. "So I think she'll live to be 120."

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"I always know that she's thinking about that," he continued. "Whenever I'm stubborn about something, in her constant quest in my self-improvement, she refers to me as her first husband."

His comments came while speaking at his second annual "Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation" conference in Palm Springs, California.

Hillary Clinton was recently sidelined by illness, a concussion and a blood clot near her brain, for which she was hospitalized. The secretary of state returned to work last week.

She plans to step down from her post as soon as her successor is confirmed. Speaking publicly for the first time since being sick, she told reporters last week she's not sure what comes next but added she'll be stepping "off the very fast track for a little while."

Referring to questions about a potential 2016 presidential bid, her husband said Tuesday his advice "is that she should rest up and decide what she wants to do with the rest of her life."

- CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. Meki60

    Look at Bill's nose, its no wonder that he is stuck with Hillary.

    January 16, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. Gonzoinhouston

    Wanna see a pubber's face get red and eyes bug out? Just smile and say "President Hillary Clinton". Priceless!

    January 16, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Voter

    The only thing in her future is a blood clot to the brain.

    January 16, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. n, tx

    President Clinton sounds Good. She would be a great president like her husband was,

    January 16, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Larry L


    The only thing in her future is a blood clot to the brain.
    ================================================================================================ It's easy to see why the Republican Party is no longer relevant in America's future. Hate is not an American value.

    January 16, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Evangenital

    Love you Hillary, Madam President!

    January 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. sadielamp

    Hillary for president!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  8. Rudolf von Slatin

    If MS. Clinton becomes our president, then she will not embarrass us the way MR. Clinton did.

    January 16, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  9. rob

    These two are creepy

    January 16, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. Truth Sayer

    when asked by a reporter: "How is Hillary's head," Bill Clinton without skipping a beat said: "Pretty good, but she's been practicing since high school."

    January 16, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. sagnew

    Such a love fest! When are we going to get answers to her part with Bengahzi? Oh, ya...that's been swept under the carpet. No hate here...just not a sheeple.

    January 16, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. Andrea

    @Sagnew Janurary 23rd. Read more news.

    January 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  13. southernwonder

    the next president will have to a high tech savvy super multi tasking management wo/man. no more of these one-dimensional save-my-rear lawyers, pls.

    January 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  14. Uncle Sam

    Does this seem familiar? From the pages of Milton William Cooper’s 1991 book Behold A Pale Horse: “The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the ant-igun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd Amendment.”

    January 16, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  15. rob

    The holy Joan of Arc is going to appear before a committee of Congress but she will not give any answers that we need to know and the media will then ignor it completely.

    January 16, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  16. john

    What on earth is that giant red thing on the side of WJC's nose? It looks as if he's about to have an aneurysm or something equally severe!

    January 16, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  17. Bob

    It's only a matter of time now when Billy gets the boot from Hillary... but really, should we even care about this stuff!!!

    January 16, 2013 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  18. Mo_in_VA

    @sagnew, she is scheduled to testify on January 23.

    January 17, 2013 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  19. Anonymous

    Nothing against the woman personally. I just don't think she'd be a good risk to run in 2016 healthwise. Seriously, look at pics of her 4 years ago, and now. I think she should just retire and enjoy life as a private citizen.

    January 17, 2013 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
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