Bill Clinton: ‘We’re not nearly as political as everyone thinks we are’

September 23, 2013

Former president Bill Clinton suggests in a new interview with PBS that his wife's decision to grant an interview to New York magazine -- her first media foray in a long time -- doesn't say much about her presidential ambitions.

"We're not nearly as political as everyone thinks we are," Clinton said. "We don't sit around all the time talking about this. We swim in the afternoon everyday, and if either one of us even mentions a political topic, we will stop the other one and just talk about the weather or whatever."

Clinton said the only advice he has for his wife, as far as a potential 2016 presidential campaign, is to focus on other things for now.

"Get healthy, write your book, do your charitable work," he said. "We don't need a four-year presidential campaign."

While trying not to focus on politics, Clinton also noted that his wife doesn't have as much time to think about her next move as he did, noting that campaigns start earlier and earlier these days.

"I think it's a good thing for her to be a person," Bill Clinton said. "She's having a good time; we're having a good time. ...I think she'll make a better decision about this political issue if everything's going well in her life."

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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