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:
- People who hate Clinton
- People who hate deBlasio.
- Lazy columnists for whom Clinton being active in politics is worth at least a dozen rote columns a year.
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.