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Friday, April 20, 2007
President Clinton: Wife will be 'fine' if she loses

Watch former President Clinton's comments to Larry King Thursday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton told CNN Thursday his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, will have no qualms about returning to the Senate if she loses her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"You know she's not -- some people who run for president can't wait to get out of the Senate, or out of whatever other job she's got. She loves it. She's still doing it. She's still going to her committee meetings, going to upstate New York and trying to run for president as well," Clinton told CNN's Larry King. "So, for her personally she's going to be fine regardless. I think it'd be best for the country if she were elected president, but if voters make another choice, she's a great senator, and she loves her job, and we'll have a great life."

The former president also told CNN he would be willing to play some role in Sen. Clinton's presidential administration if asked.

"If she asked me to do something, whatever it was, I'd probably do something," the former president said.

In the wide-ranging interview that is part of Larry King's "50 Years in Broadcasting," Clinton also said he thinks embattled Attorney Gen. Alberto Gonzales should resign.

"These cases raise real troubling questions, these US attorney firings, and the best thing he could do for this president that he's served so loyally is to step aside," he said.

Regarding the shootings at Virginia Tech, the former president said the massacre raises questions about America's mental health system.

"There ought to be some serious attempt to see whether there was some breakdown in the way the law works and the way the mental health system works to see if we make some positive changes to avert this in the future," Clinton said.

Watch Larry King's full interview with President Clinton tonight at 9 p.m. E.T.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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