ISTANBUL - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a sideshow to diplomacy, shared personal anecdotes and explained how she dealt with personal struggles.
Appearing on a popular Turkish television chat show, "Hadi Gel Bizimle" (Come and Join Us), Clinton talked about her personal life, such as when she "last" fell in love. "It was so long ago, with my husband," she said, adding that she first met former President Bill Clinton in the spring of 1971 when they were at law school. "We have been talking to each other and enjoying our life together ever since," she said.
Interviewers delicately asked Clinton to explain how she had dealt with bitter personal experiences, without mentioning a scandal involving Bill Clinton and a former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. "Oh, love! And forgiveness, and friendship, and family," said Clinton.
Asked what she missed most about private life, Clinton said it was shopping for herself and sitting around in pavement cafes, drinking coffee and people-watching. "I sacrificed a lot of my privacy, which I regret," she said, adding that the benefits of public service were huge.