Clintons to New Yorkers: Stop Trying to Drag Us Into Your Mayoral Election

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smile during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 21, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/2010 Getty Images

Last week, sources said the Clintons wouldn't endorse Anthony Weiner if he runs for mayor for fear that Americans would suddenly remember that the president had a sex scandal of his own in the late nineties. (Was it a sexy AIM chat or something? We're a bit foggy.) Apparently Weiner and supportive wife/Hillary aide Huma Abedin aren't the only issue;  The Clintons aren't interested in choosing between Bill de Blasio, Hillary's 2000 Senate campaign manager, Christine Quinn, potentially the city's first female/openly gay mayor, and Bill Thompson, who would be the city's second black mayor. Hillary Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill tells Politico, “Secretary Clinton knows all of the candidates, she has worked with many of them, and is close with many of them, so won’t be weighing in one way or the other.”

Bill Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna echoed, “President Clinton has too many friends in this race who have been good to him and his family. He wishes them all well, but won’t be getting involved.” City residents will have to make up their minds without the Clintons' guidance, and it's probably time for Mayor Bloomberg to accept that neither of them will be his successor.