Politico Blog – Will Secretary of State Hillary Clinton take on a role as a global advocate for women’s rights? Clinton didn’t exactly dodge and weave when asked about that possibility in an interview with Laurence Ferrari of France’s TF1 TV network.
In an exchange about Clinton’s post-Obama administration plans, Ferrari asked, “You will be maybe a world ambassador for women’s right?”
Clinton responded: “Well, I am committed to human rights and women’s rights. And I spoke about both of those at two of the meetings yesterday and today, for the OECD and UNESCO, because I want our world to keep moving toward those ideals of both the American and the French Revolutions. And I want everyone to share in a more prosperous, peaceful world where security and opportunity go hand in hand. And so for me, I will continue to advocate as I always have, even before I was in any official position. So I’m sure whatever the future holds, it will hold work like that, and I look forward to it.”
One thing is certain: Clinton is looking forward to some time off. Earlier in the interview with Ferrari, she said: “I mean, here I am in Paris it’s a beautiful day, yesterday was even more beautiful, and I have no time to do anything other than my official work. And I would like to get a few more years where I can just wander aimlessly through the beauties of a city like Paris and meet with my friends and just have a life filled with the joys of everyday living. So I’m looking forward to it, but I have no plans.”