Hillary Clinton Will 'Step Down' in Two Years

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not stay on when her appointment ends in two years, nor will she seek another public post.

"There isn't anything I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or as rewarding," Clinton said in a recent interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"I am doing what I want to do right now, and I have no intention or any idea even of running again. I'm going to do the best I can at this job for the next two years," she said.

Clinton said when her appointment as secretary of state ends in two years, she would not seek another bid for the presidency, nor would she be interested in serving as secretary of defense when Robert Gates steps down.

"You know, I had a wonderful experience running and I am very proud of the support I had and very grateful for the opportunity, but I'm going to be, you know, moving on," Clinton said.

During a visit to Bahrain in early December, Clinton said this was her "last public position" and she would like to devote her time to "advocacy work, particularly on behalf of women and children" worldwide. 

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