Jake Sullivan stands beside Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama.(Photo: Pete Souza, The White House)
The incessant chatter about a 2016 presidential run by Hillary Rodham
Clinton has gotten to the point where she seems to be making jokes
The secretary of State -- and the spouse of ex-president Bill Clinton -- appeared to reference the rumors during a speech Friday in which she praised top aide Jake Sullivan.
Jake Sullivan first came to work for me, I told my husband about this
incredibly bright rising star -- Rhodes Scholar, Yale Law School -- and
my husband said, 'Well, if he ever learns to play the saxophone, watch
out,'" Clinton said.
She said, "Now we travel all over the world
together and people say how excited they are to meet a potential future
president of the United States -- and of course they mean Jake."
-- who lost the 2008 Democratic nomination to President Obama before he
appointed her secretary of State -- plans to retire from the State
What she does in 2016 is anybody's guess -- and will remain so until she makes a formal announcement one way or another.