Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, trying to quell questions about her presidential ambitions, ended up fueling them instead Thursday in front of a roomful of reporters.
At a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, the New York Democrat was asked whether she might run for president or vice president in the future.
"I have said that I am not running," Clinton said.
"I'm having a great time being pres- . . ." she began.
She quickly corrected herself and continued "being a senator from New York." As the audience laughed, Clinton added, "You're going to get me in an awful lot of trouble."
Clinton has ruled out running in 2004, saying she would serve out her six-year Senate term, but questions remain.