Mayor Clinton? Fuhgeddaboutit!

President Bill Clinton delivers an address at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000. In his speech, Clinton mentioned Yugoslavia's civil uprising and said it was his hope for the Serbians that "the hour is near when their voices will be heard and we can welcome them to democracy, to Europe, to the world community." And when they do,'' Clinton added, "we will move as quickly as possible to lift the sanctions and build the kind of responsible partnership that the people there deserve.'' (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
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There's been lots of speculation about what Bill Clinton will do when he vacates the White House, but one thing the former president won't be doing is running New York City, reports CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.

When asked about a rumor that Mr. Clinton might run for mayor of the Big Apple, White House spokesman Jake Siewert joked that the president already has "the second-toughest job in American politics, so why would he want the first?"

Asked if that was a no, Siewert said: "Yeah, that's a no. It's also a New York pander."

Mr. Clinton and his wife, Senator-elect Hillary Clinton, have taken up residence in Chappaqua, a wealthy suburban community north of the Big Apple.

New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, is term limited and, as a result, can't seek re-election next year. At least four Democrats are said to be interest in the job, but Mr. Clinton isn't one of them.