Former President Clinton will administer the oath of office for the mayor-elect at his Jan. 1 inauguration ceremony at City Hall, the transition team announced Saturday.
And former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — who hired de Blasio as her campaign manager during her 2000 Senate campaign — will attend with her husband.
"Chirlane and I couldn't be more excited to have President Clinton and Secretary Clinton stand with us,” de Blasio said in a statement, which highlighted that he had worked for President Clinton as a regional director at HUD.
De Blasio will recite his official oath at midnight on Dec. 31. The de Blasio campaign would not say where the official swearing in would take place or who would administer that oath.
De Blasio's hour-long inauguration ceremony will take place at noon on Jan. 1, on the steps of City Hall.
A commenter writes:
Recommended reading: No one left to lie to by Christopher Hitchens. Excellent study of the redoubtable Clinton, who, apart from needlessly sanctioning the capital punishment of the mentally retarded Ricky Rector, also bombed countries to deflect from his libidinous shenanigans. Clinton was an awful President, who is pimping his equally unethical, selfish wife for President. Don't buy it. As a Dem, no way I vote for Hillary. No way.
Politicians on average are selfish, self-centered narcissists who should be trusted slightly less than car salesmen.
Bill Clinton is more selfish, more self-centered, more narcissistic and less trustworthy than even the average politician.
Not surprised de Blasio, who made his bones in the Clinton administration, is having BC do the oath of office honors.
But frankly, it's just one more reason why I suggest a close eye should be kept on Mayor de Blasio.