'Don't diss the government': Candidate who corralled press with ropes calls campaign her 'last rodeo'

Posted at 4:43 pm on July 07, 2015 by Brett T.

Hillary Clinton has been downright chatty today in advance of her first television interview since announcing her intention to run, speaking to supporters in Iowa City and even answering some questions from reporters.

But seriously folks, just the fact that Clinton was acknowledging reporters’ questions at all was news itself.

Her answers might not have had the most substance, but perhaps she’s saving the good stuff for CNN. She did have some words of wisdom for her supporters though: if you diss the government, you’re really dissing yourself.

The Hill also reports that Clinton confirmed, apparently without irony, that this shot at the White House is her “last rodeo” in politics.

“This is my last rodeo, and I believe that we can leave not just the country in good shape for the future, but we can get a deep bench of young people to decide that they want to go into politics.”

She said it’s “perfectly fine” to be skeptical of the government, and that it’s “part of our DNA.”

She also gave a hint that, as a grandmother, she might not be there for that 3 a.m. phone call after all — or even the 3 p.m. phone call.