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White House: We Thought Hillary was Leaving

by Keith Koffler on October 25, 2012, 12:16 pm

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said that while President Obama would “welcome” a move by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stay on in a second Obama term, the White House didn’t know she was considering doing so.

From the pool report of the Carney’s gaggle:

Carney repeated Potus remarks from the Jay Leno show praising Secretary Clinton and saying he would be happy to have her remain in a second term, but added that aside from comments she reportedly made yesterday, the White House was under the impression she planned to leave. “He would certainly welcome having her stay,” he said of Potus. He said he had “nothing to add” to speculation about other post-election personnel choices should Potus win reelection.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal that is running today, Clinton for the first time left the door open to remaining on as Secretary of State..

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William October 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

These people can’t even figure out whether or not key members of the administration plan to stay or go. No wonder they can’t figure out what’s really going on in the rest of the world.

RonD October 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Actually, they are pretty damn good at purveying state-sponsored terror both domestically and abroad. I don’t even recognize what’s left of the Republic now. We have psychopathic criminals looting and running our country.

CharonCameron October 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

You’ve got this right and WHERE are the Americans who should be waging an all-out war to get them OUT one way or another???? Why does no one see Obama for what he is? An enemy of the state. When will our military take steps to oust him? We should not have to go through an election to get rid of a traitor who loathes this nation. There are other quicker ways to remove someone who is clearly an enemy combatant that has infiltrated our nation. Obama is a terrorist plain and simple, and just because they forced him down our throats in an illegal sham election does NOT mean he is entitled to the protections or privileges of office. He needs to be dealt with as the sociopathic, murderous thug that he is! Surely when the powers that be were setting up the protections that surround the leader of the country they had not anticipated a usurper coming to power. Surely those protections don’t apply to an enemy of America?????? I feel the laws of self-defense should apply here. When can we legally defend ourselves, our families and our nation against the evil travesty that is Obama???????? Surely some of the Secret Service with loved ones feel the same way?????

STN October 26, 2012 at 3:34 am

You are a geniune F-ing IDIOT. Take that gun you no doubt carry around everywhere you go….put it in your mouth…..and pull the trigger.

Marko October 26, 2012 at 3:35 am

Why don’t you move to the woods and start sending people mail bombs….you already fit the profile.

magnavox October 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

Even though I agree with you, suprisingly more than you think might and do agree with you. But stating in so many words as you did, WAR, its not going to happen. And the only ones who will complain about this post are those darn libs. And I’m betting that less than 10% have ever served in the military. I wonder what America will be like say 20, 30, 40, 50 years down the road! Well there are plenty of movies made with this scenario. Could they all have been correct? I just hope and pray that things dont go this far. But if they do, I pray we get all them dang libs just so we can start a new slate. I’m sick and tired of this “apology and raise taxes” campaign for the last four years. Just my comments.

srdem65 October 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

hmmm. SenKerry can stop boning up on geography now.

This is one strange administration; a former President is more popular than the one holding the office, his wife is better liked than her boss, and the Obama WhiteHouse doesn’t seem to be able to control them.

Failed Obamessiah October 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm


AJLind October 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm


Fitzzz October 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Poor Mr Kerry
He was promised that position, and now he lost that as well
Guess he will just have to stay home with Theresa while she sucks up her gin soaked rasins

Langley Spook October 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Who the heck is in the Obama “Cabinet” since they have not had a meeting in, what, over a year???

Susan October 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

He has had two Cabinet meetings this year. They are only figureheads in his administration anyway. He has his lackey czars to do the dirty work for him…

BoC October 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm

You can bet those “Czars” don’t respond to FOI requests either.

Conservative61 October 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

She is. Come January 20, 2013 she’ll be out on her backside. At least that way she won’t be criticized for “quitting the team”. An easy out for her.

ssmith October 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm


Jason October 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

With any luck at all, Obama will be voted out, and Hilary will go to prison for her part in the cover-up.

Frank October 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I hope you are right Jason. I ask all people, just how in the hell can anyone in this administration go along with all this criminality in the Obama administration? 4 people died for crying out loud, and no one will ever be prosecuted for it. Also, Obama has taken a completely innocent political prisoner in the person who made the movie of muhammad. This man did NOTHING wrong. Eric Holder should go to prison for this. I don’t want Holder to resign, I want him in prison.

geepa October 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

…not to mention Fast and Furious. Nothing, NOTHING has been done regarding this. Eric Holder charged with contempt of Congress. As Chris Farley said: “Well, La, de FRICKIN’ da!

I think the election will be a victory for Romney/Ryan and it will be larger than we could ever imagine. It’s been this way for weeks, now. The MSM is gonna say there was a sudden, last-minute surge in Romney voters. Whatever.

Don October 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm


Ben October 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I think they’re all leaving after this term, including Obama.

In the OC October 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm


Dee October 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

IF she thinks that will keep her out of jail, well think again

hillbilly joe51 October 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Everyone who thinks any of these jokers are going to jail is crazy. Barry will start signing pardons on Nov. 7 and won’t stop until he has to walk out the door on his way to Mitt’s inauguration.

Susan October 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

He can’t pardon himself. Does that mean he’ll be the one to take the fall for the rest of them?

Brock Robamney October 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

You can’t pardon somebody who has not been convicted yet. Hopefully they will be convicted by Jan 20 so
Flip Flopney can pardon them

Susan October 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Not true. How do you explain Ford’s pardon of Nixon in 1974? Nixon was never convicted of any crime.

stukinIL4now October 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Isn’t it gonna be kinda difficult for Hillary to stay as SOS in a Romney administration? I would think he’s got a few choices of his own about who will be his SOS.

barney fife October 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

The snowball in He11 has a better chance than Hillary staying as SoS. Mainly, Romney has his own pick, and she’s NOT it.

J.D. October 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Yeah, she should stay because she’s done SUCH a good job.

Hillary, your political career is OVER. I hope any time you try to run for any office that ads are run showing you LYING about the Benghazi attack while standing NEXT TO the flag-draped coffins of the dead. There’s a special place in hell for you, Hillary; maybe you could run for office there.

Rob Longwood October 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Not sure the Devil wants either Clinton in Hell? Everywhere they go they try to take over!!!!

CarneyLunchMoney October 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

How could Hillary possibly do another term as Secretary of State – that would mean President Romney would have to ask her, and that ain’t gonna happen. Her ‘legacy’ is shot as well – what she did in letting those Americans die in Libya is criminal and will be prosecuted as such.

Tony October 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Actually Hillary has so much support on the Hill, high 60s approvals (incl 30 percent of Republicans) and knows all the world leaders and how to knock their heads in, that I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitt asked her to stay on as SoS.

Northstar October 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Good grief these “New age progressive commies” are a riot a minute…Obama’s done in November…Old Hillary can pack a bag ..And the entire closet commie ..Muslim sympathizers clan can all jump in a Chevy Volt and head off the 40 miles to the next charging station….

enoughAlready911 October 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Ah so that was the deal!!!

1)Obama and Hillary dont like one another, never have.
2)Plan was she was out after election
3)Clinton fell on her sword over Libya(sort of…buck stops here)
4)Clinton back in play for second term

that is how deals are made in Chicago and DC….always a financial and power tradeoff. That is what this is.

anon October 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Democrats are despicable. The DNC must be destroyed, its networks dismantled and its leadership punished severely. After the state-sponsored generational theft, you’re all leaving.

Patricia de October 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

I couldn’t agree more. Morally bankrupt. You have to be on a mental level with a phyco to act, say and do the things Democrats on the whole do.

veritaseequitas October 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Gee, do ya think HRH Hillary is trying to get a subliminal message to Mitt?

Failed Obamessiah October 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Moot point, as Romney won’t be tapping her for the slot.

Bill October 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

She is. You all are.

John Galt October 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

That would be great. Maybe we could lose a few more State Dept personnel due to mismanagement and failure to react in a timely manner. That should torpedo any further ambitions of this moron Clinton.

Nick Thompson October 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

What? We thought she was running for VP”

WHat a pathetic bunch. A disgrace .

Nick Thompson October 25, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I heard she was leaving to become Spokesman, for the AL Qaeda front in Libya.

Riley James October 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm


Take a peek at the opening chapter of “First Lady Blues.” You might see a resemblance to our Secretary of State…

jkimb October 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Hopefully NONE of them will be staying :)

CruzerDog October 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm


If I know my liberals. She says she might stay, then Obama says he would love her to stay but Hillary has already said she wanted to leave. This Administration is just pandering to women in these last two weeks of the election.

Once you know these people and how they think its pretty simple.

Mary Wright October 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

WHAT? This dialogue is actually happening? No one can figure out who has committed or promised to commit Hari Kari or to throw themselves or be thrown under the bus. They are way more messed up than they appear. This is true sdminstrative lunacy. Amazing, absolutely amazing!

Rhonda October 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!!!

Rudey Obnoxious October 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

The American people will make it a moot point on November 6.

Andy Howe October 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Hillary attempted to divert the blame for Benghazi from Obama. Bill is out campaigning. Her continuing in office is probably the payback. Reality is: once she took the blame for the security failures, she should have been kicked out immediately.

leopold24 October 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Oh smack! how cold of Carney

Don October 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm

She arrogantly thinks Mitt will ask her to head up “State” to continue the fabulous job she’s doing.

Marlene October 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Does the white house administration know anything???

JP2012 October 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Who’s kidding who…there will be no second term. All the rats will flee DC on Jan 21, which ironically is MLK day.

Sha-Boooty October 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm

He won’t have to worry about asking her.

Marlene October 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Does the WH know anything? Maybe that’s why we are in so much trouble. IT IS CERTAINLY TIME FOR A CHANGE!

Marlene12 October 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Does anyone in the white house know or care to know? I doubt it. We definitely need a new administration, we need MITT!

Ed Chiodo October 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

“Carney repeated Potus remarks from the Jay Leno show…”
This says it all.

Tony October 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I never came round to Obama – ’08 was the first time since ’84 I didn’t vote Dem – and he’s never grown on me.
Hillary though…respect. Probably a bit of a bitch, but she’s a patriot, a damn smart one, and she’s not afraid to throw a punch when it’s needed. Plus she pisses of the far left AND the far right. And that’s a good sign. I’ll gladly vote for her in ’16. Prior to that, Obama, meh, Romney, meh.

JGWingfield October 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

If Obama is re-elected Hillary will have to stay on to protect her own reputation and political future. She knows how this WH works. When the Libya story is finally tried in the congressional hearings and press after the election, she cannot allow herself to be a civilian outsider the administration can paint as the scapegoat for the mistakes made in Benghazi and the resultant need to blame someone.

Dan October 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Well obama would like to stay also, however he will be leaving in January.

Reddog October 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Please Hillary …………….. just go! You and Obama can open up a consulting business specializing in losing elections or something.

BlogMagog October 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm

She’s not leaving, she only has 4 U.S. dead, Bill had 18 at Mogadishu. That leaves her with at least 14 more to kill just to tie her husband.

Daniel R Kaup October 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm

She admits she is resposible for four peoples deaths, and hasn’t been fired yet?

eodiraq03 October 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Don’t worry Hillary………..none of you will have a job come the 21st of January. Have your resume update by November 6.

william grant October 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Why do these ass holes in white house question hillary being there, they aren’t going to be there, maybe Romney has decided to keep her jay needs to be looking for another job, he really sucks anyway.

Chukkal October 25, 2012 at 6:28 pm


dwdude October 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

she’s leaving because so is obama…frauds

su bo October 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

hillary clinton should be fired she has blood on her hands along with obama they knew in real time america lost four americans thanks to the both of them where the hell are the vermin in the press they should be asking tough questions this is bigger than water gate

Justin October 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Of course she’s leaving, along with 0bama and the rest of his crew.


Lois October 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm

No intelligence briefing on the President’s schedule. I wonder how many he has attended in the past month.

Jade Panther October 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Is she planning to be Romney’s Sec of State?

GozieBoy October 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Jay Carney tells Obama everything he knows, although not necessarily in real time…

GozieBoy October 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Clintons are now removing the current White House occupant with surgical precision. And the patient is totally unaware and incapable of changing the course he is on.