Several people who saw Sectretary of State Hillary Clinton at President Obama's 89th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony swore they could see her lamenting how much better she would have been in charge.
"She kept sighing and shaking her head," noticed first daughter Sasha Obama.
Attendees agreed that Secretary Clinton's distant, pensive gaze was only momentarily broken by brief, insincere smiles.
"She clearly grimaced when President Obama threw the switch," said Chris Mathews.
After the planned pageantry was wrapped, the once presidential contender made a graceful exit.
"Let's get back to the damn plane," she said.