January 7, 2017

"Yes, we were highly critical of Hillary Clinton in the runup to Election Day. But that was the race for the White House..."

"Not so in New York, where she’d be dead-center in the city’s Democratic majority. Progressive, but not obsessed with proving it.... The incumbent has handed the work of running the city off to one or two deputies, while he spends his time on politics and p.r. stunts.... Clinton is a fighter and a problem-solver... What’s in it for her? Well, her presidential run shows her appetite for continued public service. And while Gracie Mansion isn’t the White House, it’s no consolation prize: New York’s mayor is famously 'the second-toughest job in America' — and you traditionally have your own foreign policy, too."

Say the editors of The New York Post. 

I've got another answer to "What's in it for her?": She can antagonize Donald Trump from that position.

The NYC mayoral race is this year. The incumbent, Bill de Blasio, is eligible to run and has said he's running. Wikipedia has a nice list of declared and potential candidates. I'll just highlight the ones that got my attention. From the potential Democrats, in addition to Hillary:
Anthony Weiner, former U.S. Representative for New York's 9th congressional district and candidate for Mayor in 2005 and 2013
Yes! What could go wrong? There's no further depth of humiliation. Anthony, anything you do will feel like redemption. Say yes!

From the potential Republicans:
Donald Trump Jr, businessman and son of President-elect of the United States Donald J. Trump
Oh, yes! The time is ripe. Building a dynasty is not something you drag your heels on. And what if the Democratic nominee is Hillary? The Trump vs. Hillary show was a big hit last fall. I want to watch another season. Make it happen, people. It's a slow year for election action. The spotlight is on you. Bill de Blasio richly deserves a big challenge. Come on, New York City. We political spectators need some variety. The Washington show is worth watching: President Trump, Trump's Congress, the Democratic Party in Trumpland. But all that governing can get tiresome. A nice active NYC mayoral campaign would be great.

And I'm saying that as someone who reacted to the 2016 election by saying at least Hillary will go away.

104 comments:

PB said...

She'd lose that election, too.

Sydney said...

As much as I would like to see her fade away into oblivion, New Yorkers deserve her.

AprilApple said...

"What's in it for her?"

Must keep Family Clinton Foundation Coffers Open with political favors to buy/sell.

AprilApple said...

Will the FBI continue its investigation into the obviously corrupt Clinton Foundation?

Original Mike said...

Hillary! really is Glenn Close in the bathtub.

AllenS said...

... and I'm someone who has said more than once, that Hillary won't go away until a wooden stake is driven through her heart and she is covered with garlic. She is a vampire.

mccullough said...

Trump gets to appoint the US attorney for NYC (and the other 93 federal districts).

I'm sure he has a list of corrupt public officials in NYC to hand the US attorney for investigation. Hillary doesn't want to be on that list. DeBlasio is on that list along with Cuomo.

rehajm said...

How can we miss you if you don't go away?

madAsHell said...

Her only accomplishment is incompetence.
Remember, how she even fucked the ugliest guy at the Rose Law firm to conceive.

rhhardin said...

She'd close down the cigar stores.

rhhardin said...

It would be good for Jersey City.

Luke Lea said...

Well, yes, as we just saw, politics can be one of the supreme forms of entertainment. And there is no such thing as too much entertainment, for which the human appetite appears to be unquenchable. May in fact have been a driving force in the evolution of our species: https://goo.gl/LdOKWU

Achilles said...

This is a planted story. The Clinton's well is drying up. They are desperate to get back to the trough.

Hillary is nothing without political influence to sell. Bill and Hillary are going to have some court costs to pay. Being an elected official gives you protection from prosecution.

lemondog said...

What could go wrong?

EVERYTHING!!!!

GO Anthony.......heheheh...

David said...

I thought Chelsea was going to run for something. Step aside, Chelsea. Mommy's not done yet.

I do hope H. runs for mayor. Her fund raising should be an interesting story.

Original Mike said...

"And I'm saying that as someone who reacted to the 2016 election by saying at least Hillary will go away."

During the run up to the election I was haunted by the thought of having to listen to Hillary for 4/8 years. It was such a stomach turning thought, I'd have to bury it every time it surfaced. Election night, more than the Supreme Court, more than ObamaCare, the realization that Hillary would now go away filled me with joy.

I should have known better.

Bay Area Guy said...

I think we would all relish a New York City Mayoral race between Hillary and the Weiner.....

theribbonguy said...

AprilApple beat me to it. You can't sell influence if you don't have any.

tim maguire said...

Hillary Clinton is a problem solver? I get so tired of people just making stuff up. At least try to make it believable!

Quayle said...

With no need for national appeal, Hillary can really unleash her inner Belle Abzug.

(Except that she's from the second city, and she apparently doesn't own enough hats.)

Birches said...

The NYP is trolling her because they want to see her lose again.

rcocean said...

Hillary would be a perfect NYC Mayor. Make it so.

tcrosse said...

If she runs, will she assume a New Yawk accent, as she assumed accents in the South and in Black districts ?

Jersey Fled said...

How can she run if she doesn't live in the city?

William said...

I live in NYC. I would definitely vote for Hillary over Deblasio. I'd be hard pressed to think of anyone I wouldn't prefer to DeBlasio.

Bob Boyd said...

Hillary is like a shark. If she stops swimming, she'll die.

David Begley said...

The REAL reason Hillary will run for Mayor of NYC is to continue the Clinton Foundation shakedown. The UN is in NYC along with The Street. The graft will be at a lower level but still in the millions.

She also doesn't want to spend anytime with her so-called husband. Harassing Trump from Gracie Mansion is third on her list of priorities.

glenn said...

You or in this case AprilApple needs a like button.

Bay Area Guy said...

The more penetrating question is whether, after Hillary's loss, Anthony Weiner will be allowed to have sex with Huma again. That might ease some tensions and reduce anxiety for these NYC movers and shakers.

aritai said...

Wonder if zip 10005 will continue to inflate her coffers. Especially as the flood of finance business leaving is not only increasing, it's not moving to NJ, it's Moving To Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, if they can’t get favorable tax treatment in Berlin and related. Pretty soon the Island will look like Chicago if not Detroit. And she’ll finally learn that Social Justice is called jobs where little Johnny can ask dad “how did it go today Dad?” while a traditional stay at home mom serves dinner for 5 on a coal miner’s salary. A pity she drove what little business they had away. Some of Indian tribes with a good cigarette and casino business might just be able to able to buy it back. And bleeding the turnip of the state will only stir another revolt against the status quo Governor Cuomo represents. Especially as federal pork dries up, which when not available will turn the entire state conservative. Right, He!! just froze over.

traditionalguy said...

This is cruel. She cannot walk or talk unless her Parkinson's Meds are peaking over a 4 hours stretch. Let her rest in peace.

Quayle said...

Interested in who Trump picks for US Attorney SDNY.

rcocean said...

I can remember 1992 when Hillary and Bill were presented as "Southern Moderates" from Arkansas.

Has Hillary even set foot in Arkansas in the last 20 years? I mean, except to get bags of cash from "donors" at the Clinton Library.

Curious George said...

A problem solver? Sure.

Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones....

Jason said...

That carpetbagging, self-entitled hag doesn't even live in New York City.

Michael K said...

"Must keep Family Clinton Foundation Coffers Open with political favors to buy/sell."

Yup.

I would buy stock in an apomorphine company.

She's gonna need a lot.

Ann Althouse said...

"This is a planted story. The Clinton's well is drying up. They are desperate to get back to the trough."

It's an editorial by the NYP editors. How is it even a "story"? I don't get how it's even a thing that could be planted.

What are you talking about?

Chuck said...

What's in it, for the NY Post to endorse her?

http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2016/03/17/the-wedding-that-explains-the-election/jcr:content/image.img.2000.jpg/1458228471898.cached.jpg

Whatever.

Didn't the NY Post give us the Eric-Bolling-for-Commerce-Secretary fluff?

Sam L. said...

"Not so in New York, where she’d be dead-center in the city’s Democratic majority. Progressive, but not obsessed with proving it.... The incumbent has handed the work of running the city off to one or two deputies, while he spends his time on politics and p.r. stunts.... Clinton is a fighter and a problem-solver..."

She's a fighter and a problem-solver? So THAT'S why she installed her server in her bathroom!

David Begley said...

If Hillary does run and de Blasio was smart, he would attack her on the Clinton Foundation. Just hammer her on it. Say she's running to keep the money flowing.

But he can't as if exposes the core corruption of the Clintons. The Clintons made themselves rich shaking down special interests.

The Clintons are the last rock stars of the Dems and they can't be trashed as it ruins everything for the Dems.

Prediction. Obama will adopt a business model like the Clintons. He is immune too. Expect big shakedowns in Africa.

Original Mike said...

"She's a fighter and a problem-solver? So THAT'S why she installed her server in her bathroom!"

It certainly was a forceful strategy to address the biggest threat to her graft; a.k.a. The Freedom Of Information Act.

stever said...

I can ignore her as NYC mayor so let them swim in the blue toilet bowl

Rae said...

It's an editorial by the NYP editors. How is it even a "story"? I don't get how it's even a thing that could be planted.

What are you talking about?


It's curious that you think the Clintons - through surrogates - can't call up any NY paper and say "we'd like a positive editoral, stat!"

Reporters were giving there articles over to the Clinton camp for approval, for God's sake.

Original Mike said...

"I can ignore her as NYC mayor so let them swim in the blue toilet bowl."

The media would shove her in our faces. Count on it.

JAORE said...

And THIS is why I find "reality shows" so unwatchable. Unlikable characters in settings foreign to the vast majority of our experiences doing things equally foreign and, often, distasteful.

Comanche Voter said...

Ah yes--let's make Hillary Mayor of New York City. By gollee she's a problem solver! To which I say BS--she creates problems, she doesn't solve them. And she sure as heck couldn't solve the problem of her private (and leaky) e-mails.

But then again, why not. Those folks in Manhattan deserve her. And with her in Gracie Mansion and with Obama in his newly bricked up house in Washington D.C., you can have two yardbirds poised to chisel at the Trumpster--from close range. What's not to like about that?

I can see a whole buncha Democrats getting behind this proposition.

Michael said...

Can we place some kind of "cone of silence" over New York City so the rest of us don't have to hear about this all day every day? I say this as someone who lived and worked in NYC for 20 years and loved it.

Steve Uhr said...

I love your smart writing. It is not what you say but how.

chickelit said...

There are plenty of curbside concrete posts in NYC to help her stand for mayor.

AJ Lynch said...

"problem solver"

Seriously, what problem has she ever solved except her own family being dead broke?

FleetUSA said...

First, they are insatiable.

Second, Bill wants her out of the house.

epador said...

This doesn't have anything to do with the Ghostbuster's Remake does it?

TWW said...

"It's an editorial by the NYP editors. How is it even a "story"? I don't get how it's even a thing that could be planted.

What are you talking about?"

I agree in respect of the Post Editorial. But it's not like Democrats, including Clinton, haven't worked covertly with members of the MSM to "plant" a story?

TWW said...

Two errors in the Post Editorial:

1. Correctly, it's the 'Democrat' Majority not 'Democratic'.

2. The office of Mayor certainly would be a 'consolation' prize.

AllenS said...

"We came, we saw, he died" -- Hillary Clinton

Problem solver

chuck said...

Out here in fly over country we have the rare privilege to treat NYC politics as the flyspeck that it is.

> Clinton is a fighter and a problem-solver

Where do they find people who can write crap like that?

Sebastian said...

Piling on, I know, but as wise commentators have pointed out, you gotta run to shake 'm down. Next up: Michelle.

Bad Lieutenant said...

No. Just, no. Please, no!

madAsHell said...

Belle Abzug - Beautiful Discount.

Drago said...

Bill would enthusiastically back Hillary in this.
1) It keeps Hillary away from him
2) Affords ample opportunity for Clintons to continue selling favors for cash
3) Bill could rest secure in the knowledge that his politucal marriage of convenience will never require him to share the "President" title with this horrific appendage of his
4) Keeps the Clinton name in the news and maintains the political powerbase required for Chelsea's inevitable Senate run

Wins all around.

Dave Hunter said...

A very pithy analysis as to why Hillary would run for NYC mayor and why Trump Jr. should run against her. She could easily be the (D) candidate as De Blasio is vulnerable and may be under federal indictment by the time the election rolls around.

I agree with all you said and hope we can sit back in our easy chairs with a beverage and some popcorn and watch the show.

Fernandinande said...

chuck said...
> Clinton is a fighter and a problem-solver
Where do they find people who can write crap like that?


New York!

But I think they meant it in the sense of "My family helps me deal with the problems my family causes."

stever said...


The media would shove her in our faces. Count on it.

I have cut the cord, the media is easy for me to limit. I mostly do Spotify.

walter said...

It's high time...if she wants it.

tcrosse said...

The one problem Hillary Clinton has not yet solved is that she's Hillary Clinton. But she'll continue to nag America until we elect her to something.

mockturtle said...

Hillary is a has-been who never really was. Go, already!

mockturtle said...

Curious George reminds us: A problem solver? Sure.

Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones....


Yeah, kinda like Al Capone solved problems. Or maybe more precisely, Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti.

Mark said...

Well, her presidential run shows her appetite for continued public service.

Her presidential run shows her appetite for continued insatiable power and sense of entitlement.

mockturtle said...

Public service. Whoever coined that term is probably still laughing somewhere.

Bob Ellison said...

Will she go back to Rodham now?

Bruce Hayden said...

Fun and games, but Dr K made the salient point - her health probably wouldn't allow her to make a serious run. Still, fun to contemplate - for example, would Huma campaign for her sexual predator husband, or her venally corrupt best friend and mentor? Indeed, here is a solution - Huma Abedelin, the perfect fusion candidate.

rcocean said...

Because its NYC and everyone is a left-wing nut, Clinton could actually run as a Republican and win.

Bloomberg did it. Why not Hillary?

George said...

Clintonworld now, Clintonworld tomorrow, and Clintonworld forever!

TWW said...

"Will she go back to Rodham now?"

We are all Rodham now...

Mark said...

her health probably wouldn't allow her to make a serious run

Had Gollum won the presidential election, I thought there was a substantial possibility that before the end of the term we would have a President Kaine. Shuddering thought, I know.

If she were to simply accept the situation and let go of her soul-destroying obsessions, she would be a lot happier. She would be freed of the demons that haunt her.

Tank said...

When did she stop being incompetent ... corrupt ... a criminal ?

robother said...

Could this be Putin using his stooges at the NYPost to sucker Hillary into yet another humiliation? (He has binders full of stuff from her home-brew server that he didn't use in the Presidential election.)

AllenS said...

What if Hillary ran for mayor of NYC, and didn't win?

Bad Lieutenant said...

Put that way, I don't think I could ever get tired of Hillary losing. Even at tic-tac-toe.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Frankly it's not that great of a job. Hard work with measurable results. It's not like you can drone people.

Drago said...

mockturtle: "Curious George reminds us: A problem solver? Sure.

Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones....

Yeah, kinda like Al Capone solved problems. Or maybe more precisely, Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti"

Sort of like Arnold in "Raw Deal": What can you do? Things. What kind of things? All kinds of things.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Let her go to Chicago or Little Rock and run for mayor there. She's not a New Yorker. She never was and never will be.

Guildofcannonballs said...

https://www.amazon.com/Unmaking-Mayor-William-Buckley-Jr-ebook/dp/B015VN5820

Rae said...

Hillary Clinton is a problem solver like Ted Kennedy was a responsible driver.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"You can't sell influence if you don't have any."

People don't lie?

The Coens got funding to film "Blood Simple" by lying that it was already 'in the can' filmed, they just needed investments for the distribution they said.

I would guess, after watching Justified on Amazon Prime, they were thinking "he pulled first, so I shot him."

Guildofcannonballs said...

Selling influence without "having any" is a way to earn it, spadewise.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

It will work. Hillary can win by using her 2,000,000 extra undated immigrant Mexican votes she still has left unneeded and held in storage in California . LaRaza can change the addresses on them from California to NYC addresses, date them, and tell the Dem poll watchers they are pre-screened anchor babies who moved East this year, and they surely will be counted.

Paddy O said...

Being mayor of Oakland was part of the comeback for Jerry Brown.

tim in vermont said...

What's in it for her bank account?

wildswan said...

I understand the Democrats have finished with introspection and are touring America with a giant sign: Make America Sick Again. Hillary could take that over for her campaign, simply adding Vote Hillary Again. And the H would fit in because that's often a hospital sign. They could bandage their heads in place of a red hat.

Curious George said...

"Bruce Hayden said...
Fun and games, but Dr K made the salient point - her health probably wouldn't allow her to make a serious run. Still, fun to contemplate - for example, would Huma campaign for her sexual predator husband, or her venally corrupt best friend and mentor? Indeed, here is a solution - Huma Abedelin, the perfect fusion candidate."

Huma BFF with Hillary? Yeah, like pilot fish are friends of sharks.

DanTheMan said...

I'm with April.

Discreetly get word to HRC that if she runs, the FBI will suddenly find a newly-appointed US Attorney prosecutor willing to take the case against her.

tcrosse said...

I got your Hillary right here.

EMD said...

Would New Yorkers vote for a two-time loser? That's like voting for Bucky Dent.

SukieTawdry said...

Clinton is a problem solver? Gotta a for instance??

SukieTawdry said...

Interested in who Trump picks for US Attorney SDNY.

Hoping against hope he leaves Preet Bharara there.

MikeR said...

Seconded.
http://nypost.com/2016/11/18/president-trump-should-let-preet-bharara-finish-his-anti-corruption-drive/

Kyzernick said...

I really hope she does run. And I hope she loses. Again. Such evil should not be allowed triumph. Her Senate seat doesn't count - that was a gimme putt.

Michael McClain said...

If the Hildebeast does, indeed, run for NYC Mayor, maybe Donald Trump, Jr. should run against her. Would be amusing.

Mike said...

People in general can't stand Hillary. People in particular concentrations -- like Manhattan -- might buy her crap one more time. She was good enough to be a NY senator, after all.

Matthew Goggins said...

Clinton was the most corrupt Secretary of State. She needs to be held accountable for her crimes and other abuses of power. Mayors should have good character. Clinton should permanently retire from politics.

JAORE said...

I'd bet Bill would invite the Rockettes to perform at her inauguration..... one, or two, at a time.

harkin said...

The NYC mayor's office has its own glass ceiling, try that one Hill.