but after 20 years I’ve been up close and personal with the Constitution. I have great respect for it.”
This was the most telling quote from her.
I'd expect someone who has been in government for 20 years to have more than just a "great respect" for the Constitution. There's also an implied "but" at the end of the statement that she doesn't elaborate on.
To me this would be like going to your preacher after you disagreed with him about a sermon and his response was "I've been preaching for 20 years, and I've got a great deal of respect for the Bible". Joel Olsteen can be excluded from the pool of examples.