There was just one reason why everyone watched Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" on Tuesday – people were expecting Hillary Clinton to give some hints about whether she will run for the US presidency in 2016 or not.
But if people though it was easy to trick the former First Lady into inadvertently revealing her secret plans, they would need to think again.
Stewart introduced Clinton on his show by throwing a teasing joke on her, "She's here solely for one reason: to publicly and definitively declare her candidacy for president of the United States...I think."
The statement seemed to be a wishful thinking on his part, but if Clinton was expected to give an affirmative answer -- that was not to be. All that the two did was joke about the issue of the 2016 presidential race.
"I think I speak for everybody when I say, no one cares (about the book), they just want to know if you're running for president," Stewart further teased.
"You know, Jon, I was going to make an announcement, but I saw, you kind of spoiled it for me...so I am just going to have to reconsider where I go to do it," she quipped in return.
The closest the 66-year-old came to declaring her presidential candidacy was when she winked to Stewart saying that she preferred a work space shaped like the Oval Office.
"Do you have a favorite shape" for an office, Stewart asked in his relentless attempts to get Clinton to give a hint of her ambitions.
"Would you like it to have corners?" he continued pressing during the interview, in which she repeatedly ducked direct questions. "Or would you like it to not have corners?"
An abrupt outburst of cheers was heard when Clinton gave her answer.
"I think that the world is so complicated, the fewer corners that you can have, the better," she said with a smile.
Clinton last appeared on "The Daily Show" during her 2008 presidential campaign.
Her memoir of the time she spend as secretary of state in the Obama administration – 'Hard Choices' – is currently number two on The New York Times' nonfiction best-seller list. The top spot is retained by Edward Klein's 'Blood Feud', which talks about the alleged animosity between the Clinton and Obama families.