UPDATE: A news archive check shows that Hillary struck the same note on CBS evening news a few hours prior to the CNN interview, choosing executive power as her theme in response to a classic 'what kind of an animal are you?' question from Katie Couric:
COURIC: If you were elected president, what is the one book -- other than the Bible -- you would think is essential to have along?Okay, Hillary: exactly how would you roll back executive power? If this is a new campaign theme, I'm all ears.
SEN. HILLARY CLINTON (D), NEW YORK: I would certainly bring my copy of the Constitution, because there apparently was not a copy in the Bush White House, as best I can determine. So I would bring The Federalist Papers. I would bring the historic documents about how our country started and the conflicts of opinion and philosophy that helped to form us. Because we`ve been going through a period of time where the president and the vice president have asserted an extensive view of executive power that I think is not in keeping with American history.