Hillary Clinton's Done But Should Still Look Busy When Obama Walks By

hillary clintonThere comes a point in every person's career when it's time to throw in the towel. Not everyone is able to ascertain when this is exactly, but Hillary Clinton can -- and that time is now.

Barack Obama's Secretary of State has announced that, should the President get elected for a second term, he should count her out. She's over it. In fact, she even admitted to not watching the GOP debates. And just the other day, Clinton told State Department employees, “I’ve made it clear that I will certainly stay on until the president nominates someone and that transition can occur. But I think after 20 years ... of being on the high wire of American politics and all of the challenges that come with that, it would probably be a good idea to find out how tired I am.”

I'm sure this was a difficult decision for Clinton, but I think it's certainly one that's smart, important, and admirable. But ... it's probably going to be a little bit awkward at work from here on out.

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Are you familiar with the term "Senioritis"? Of course you are, at some point, surely you must've suffered from it yourself. Well, I'm thinking that's what Hillary is experiencing right now. She knows there's an end in sight, and when you know there's an end in sight, well, it's just damn near impossible to care as much as when there isn't. And other people always notice -- and that's gotta be particularly awkward when "other people" is the President of the United States.

But right now, Hillary's daring to do what most politicians don't ever do: She's being honest. She's been at it a while, and she's tired, and she just wants her much-needed, much-deserved break. It's impossible to fault her for that. But it's definitely advisable for her to at least pick up a pen or shuffle some papers around when Obama walks by. You know, look busy.

Have you ever quit a job and found it impossible to care during your last days there?

 

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