'She's Wanted This Opportunity All Her Life'

Tim Russert: "Will you run in 2008?"

Hillary Clinton: "I have no plans to run for president."--NBC's "Meet the Press," 9/15/02

Really? According to a prominent supporter and Arkansan who's known her a long time, Hillary's apparently always had her sights set on the Oval Office.

Retired General Wesley Clark, a member of Team Hillary, appeared on today's Morning Joe and had this exchange with host Joe Scarborough.

View video here.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: The Clinton campaign never saw this type of landslide coming, did they?

WESLEY CLARK: Well, I don't know. I'm not inside the campaign in the sense of working it day by day. But I've known Hillary Clinton for a long time, and she's a very resolute person. She's got a lot of great ideas. She's wanted this opportunity all her life. And she's gonna work it very, very hard.

Wesley better have his flame-resistant suit on when he gets back to Clinton HQ. The Hillary forces might not be pleased that Clark let the cat out of the bag about Clinton's overweening ambition.

Ironic, isn't it, to learn this about the woman who put out a press release to accuse Obama of long harboring presidential plans?

Note: At about 12:38 PM ET today, Rush played the clip of Clark's comment on Morning Joe, as supporting evidence for Rush's long-held theory about Hillary always having craved power. Audio here.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.