Hillary Clinton Weary of Constant Travel

'It wears you out,' she tells Esquire
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2010 5:21 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton Weary of Constant Travel
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, Thursday.   (AP Photo/Timur Nisametdinov, NIPA)

Hillary Clinton has said she's probably a one-term secretary of state, and nothing in a new interview with Esquire suggests she's changing her mind. The constant travel, she says, is a burden. "It wears you out. The jet lag, the dry air on planes, the whole 'If it's Tuesday, I must be in...' kind of thing." Politico has a peek at the interview.

"You would think, in the world in which we live today, that with instantaneous communications, that you wouldn't need to travel as much," she says. "But, in fact, you almost have to travel more, both because everybody knows you can get on an airplane and get to where they're expecting you, but also because it's almost as if the virtual reality cries out for the real relationships need to be affirmed. It's ironic." (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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