"I had very much led a deliberately private life for a long time," the former first daughter, 33, said, "and now I'm attempting to lead a purposely public life."
Clinton spoke to CNN while doing humanitarian work in Rwanda.
Asked about an imminent political plans, Clinton suggested it could be in her future.
"Not now," Clinton said. "I'm also grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where I really believe in my elected officials, and their ethos and their competencies. Someday, if either of those weren't true, and I thought I could make more of a difference in the public sector, or if I didn't like how my city or state or country were being run, I'd have to ask and answer that question."
Clinton's answer tracks, almost word for word, with what she told NBC News in April. (So at least she's got the message-discipline thing down.)