11/12/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST
Calling it "a flattering rumor," President Clinton has denied that a $10-million-a-year job already awaits him on Wall Street (specifically, at the Lazard Freres investment firm) or another in Hollywood (specifically, for DreamWorks) once he leaves office. "It's a total fabrication," the President told CNBC. "I must say that it was an immense surprise to my wife and daughter that anybody would ever offer me that kind of money to do anything." As it is, he said he finds it inappropriate to discuss his future. "What I want to do is to work until the last hour of the last day I'm President, to get as much done for the country as I can, to leave America in the best shape I can, and . . . for the rest of my life, try to be a good and useful citizen. And I'll have plenty of time to figure out what I should do to make a living at a later time." As for the future of his wife, Clinton suggested that Hillary might be capable of replacing David Letterman.
With additional reporting by Gerald Burstyn.
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