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Hillary jokes that her gaffe-laden book tour and political ambitions have boosted the economy

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked Tuesday that her apparent political ambitions and the tour to support her new memoir, Hard Choices, have boosted the economy and kept Americans employed.

She added that if she ended the media buzz surrounding her possible 2016 run, it would increase the national unemployment rate.

“I think a lot of people would lose their jobs if it all stopped,” she said during a painfully friendly softball interview with Jon Stewart, the most hackneyed act in America.

“It would stop for you,” Stewart said, likely resisting the urge to tap his pen and crumple a blank sheet of blue paper. “They'd move on to [Republican New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie or whoever else.”

“They might,” the former first lady said. “But I've been amazed at what a cottage industry it is. And so I kind of expect it would continue.”

Elsewhere in the interview, a complacent Stewart gave Clinton the chance to revisit questions concerning the enormous wealth that her family has acquired since vacating the White House in 2001.

Clinton addressed the kerfuffle she caused when she claimed earlier this year that her family was “dead broke” when former President Bill Clinton's second term came to an end, admitting that it was an “inartful use of words.”

Stewart then allowed Clinton to use this point regarding her speaking fee wealth to launch into a lecture (VOTE FOR HILLARY) about “income inequality” and how she fears that young people (VOTE FOR HILLARY) have been deprived of the opportunities (VOTE FOR HILLARY) that she and her husband enjoyed (VOTE FOR HILLARY) when they were younger.

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Clinton again declined on Tuesday to answer whether she will run in 2016. However, based on her demeanor and the talking points deployed during that so-called interview, it looks likely she will.

At one point Stewart asked her what kind of office she'd like to have, and whether it should have corners (hint, hint).

“I think the world is so complicated, the fewer corners that you can have the better,” Clinton replied.

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