Pressed by host Tim Russert, Rice said, "I don't know how may ways to say no."
"So," asked Russert, "no ...?"
A few seconds of silence followed. "Tim," Rice said, "I don't know how many ways to tell people that I have no interest in being a candidate for anything. ... No."
Fine, Ms. Rice. Play coy if you must. Wink's as good as a nod to a blind man.