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The New York Post is not letting the extreme chafing in its thighs stop it from flogging this stillborn horse:

Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a run for New York mayor, according to a major city political insider, who claims she’s “50-50.”

Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis said he talked to the failed Democratic presidential nominee, and came away convinced she may try to resurrect her political career by challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio this year.

“I spoke to her about it, but she didn’t indicate or signal to me [whether she would run]. She didn’t say never, she didn’t say no. In my personal opinion, it’s 50-50,” the billionaire owner of Gristedes Foods told The Real Deal real estate blog Monday.

Evidence just doesn’t get much more ironclad that the baseless speculation of the head of a mediocre supermarket chain!

I assume this is obvious, but pretending to take the ludicrous-on-every-level idea that Clinton will run for mayor seriously is the sole province of three groups:

Evidently, there is considerable overlap in these three categories.

Anyway, I have an offer for New York’s fourth-rate columnists and lower-mid-tier supermarket magnates: If anybody wants 5-1 on the “50-50” proposition that Clinton will challenge deBlasio, I’ll gladly book your action. $100 minimum. All proceeds will go to the Scott Lemieux Trump Administration Bourbon Stockpile Fund.

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  • Hercules Mulligan

    If she ran, she wouldn’t even have a campaign manager, since he’s a little busy at the moment with Corey Lewandowski.

    (But yes, this is a dumb nonstory that won’t die)

    • jeer9

      since he’s a little busy at the moment with Corey Lewandowski.

      Too funny. Man kinda sorta partly responsible for the complacency in the Clinton campaign signs on to gig with opposing chucklehead to explain how the unthinkable happened. I’d say it’s better than 50/50 he’ll be running important Dem elections in the future because of … his prescience.

    • EliHawk

      Apparently he never agreed to that.

      A spokesperson for the firm, Matt Jones, said the marketing material “was generated by our team,” not Mook or Lewandowski. “We’re removing it.”
      “There has been great interest in both Corey and Robby individually, but want to be clear that they have not teamed up. This was solely our team’s idea,” he said.
      Neither Mook nor Lewandowski had been shown the language on the speaking agency’s website, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday morning. Jones declined to say whether the operatives had been consulted directly.

      • jeer9

        More fake news?! Who to believe?

        I keep thinking Dems voting for Trump appointments must be fake as well.

  • Crusty

    “Evidence just doesn’t get much more ironclad that the baseless speculation of a mediocre supermarket chain!”

    Mediocre is far too generous.

    • THIS.

      Pathmark was a mediocre supermarket chain (and that was primarily because they invested in marginal areas).

      Gristede’s makes Whole Foods pricing seem reasonable and has the selection of a gas station on a feeder road to Route 66.

  • yet_another_lawyer

    “I spoke to her about it, but she didn’t indicate or signal to me [whether she would run]. She didn’t say never, she didn’t say no. In my personal opinion, it’s 50-50,” the billionaire owner of Gristedes Foods told The Real Deal real estate blog Monday.

    A career politician was non-committal about their future plans? Yeah, sounds 50-50 to me. Also I’m really hoping the IRS wraps up audit season soon, because I cannot wait to get a look at Trump’s tax returns.

    • David Hunt

      That’s funny. If if all the audits are resolved, he will come up with some (pathetic) excuse or simply refuse. The only way the Trump is going to release those returns is if his family drags them out of his tiny little hands with him kicking and screaming all the way.

      • yet_another_lawyer

        I suppose it's my fault for not using the sarcasm tag

      • Hogan

        So what Conway said on Sunday is no longer operative?

  • wjts

    SAT logic question: Clinton is twice as likely to run for mayor of New York City as I am. I am three times as likely to run for mayor of New York City as Clinton is. What are the chances of either of us running for mayor of New York City?

    • yet_another_lawyer

      Wait, I know this one.

      Infinity, right?

      • Stag Party Palin

        Divide by zero error……..

        • Porlock Junior

          [Apu says:] Would you like a NaN with that?

  • SNF

    We’re getting close to the part of the cycle where the media loves Hillary again and begs her to run. Like in 2013-2014.

    They need to play nice to convince her to run for something. Then they can torture her again and talk about how she’s an evil alpha bitch. It’s just too fun for them to give it up.

  • Not just the baseless speculation of a billionaire supermarket owner, but the baseless speculation a billionaire supermarket owner who couldn’t beat Joseph J. Lhota, a man known to history for publicly favoring the killing of kittens by subway train, in a primary in NYC.

    • wjts

      …a man known to history for publicly favoring the killing of kittens by subway train…

      He’s got my vote.

    • Steve M

      Yeah, it’s actually kind of important that this speculation is not coming from “random billionaire who knows Hillary,” but rather from a Republican who ran for NYC Mayor in the last cycle. Like possibly the last person in the world to whom Hillary would divulge her secret political plans. By the standards of the Post this is high-quality reporting though.

      • Scott Lemieux

        And he didn’t even claim that she divulged her plans! It was more like “I talked to her, she said as many words as was necessary to escape the conversation with a minimum of politeness, I therefore conclude that she’s running for mayor.”

    • rea

      My god, he really did say that . . .

  • Hogan

    No, see, there are only two possible outcomes–she runs or she doesn’t. She won’t say which one it is. Therefore it’s 50-50.

    • jmauro

      Until she actually moves to NYC the probability is actually zero.

      At the moment she’d only be qualified by residency to run for the county board in Westchester.

      • sam

        well, governor too, but we’d have to wait to see what Cuomo’s plans are…

  • ΧΤΠΔ

    This is the most popular story POLITICO has ever run.

    • efgoldman

      This is the most popular story POLITICO has ever run.

      It was total fantasy bullshit when (Scott? Paul?) linked the NYT 100% ridiculous version a couple of weeks ago, and it still is, in Murdoch Tabloid Picture Paper.
      I guess they all need filler to make up for the ads they’re not getting.

  • Murc

    You know, if Clinton were to decide to return to political life, which I don’t see ever happening, why in gods name would she want to be Mayor of NYC? Maybe if it were being run into the ground by an asshole, but I see no reason she’d regard de Blasio as anything other than perfectly acceptable. Perhaps not a friend, perhaps too far left for her taste, but a perfectly cromulent mayor.

    If she really wanted to occupy a formal position of political power, wouldn’t she just go to the House or Senate?

    • ΧΤΠΔ

      Or take a chance to boot Cuomo’s ass to the motherfucking moon? (just talking out of ass here)

      • Murc

        Clinton actually doesn’t seem like the sort to start intraparty conflicts.

        • EliHawk

          Or the sort who’d Iike to spend her golden years dealing with the various hacks in the NY State House and Senate, trying to wrangle an on time budget out of them once in a blue moon.

  • Aaron Morrow

    The New York Post

    Crap, we need to take the NYP seriously now?

    • Scott Lemieux

      No.

    • CrunchyFrog

      But other sources have picked this up (it’s in the rules the owners of MSM outfits have established – thou shalt amplify right wingnut anonymously-sourced stories whenever possible) so it has to be beat back down.

  • Stag Party Palin

    Time for a meme, or at least an acronym: STABS (Scott’s Trump Administration Bourbon Stockpile).

  • Warren Terra

    All proceeds will go to the Scott Lemieux Trump Administration Bourbon Stockpile Fund.

    If the administration is proceeding in a fashion that lets you build rather than deplete a liquor depository you’re taking it with more equanimity than most.

    • Wins the thread.

    • jim, some guy in iowa

      we’re going to have to see the tax returns to know for sure what’s going on with this fund

    • Aaron Morrow

      If Republicans control the White House, then deficit spending doesn’t matter.

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