The New York Post endorsed Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for re-election on Monday, saying her Republican challenger, John Spencer, "isn't a credible alternative."

"Surprised? Well, so are we — a little," said the editorial in the Post, which has a conservative editorial page. "But, then, there really isn't much of a choice in this race."

And what about Clinton's reported White House aspirations?

"...We think she's done such a good job these last six years that she'd do well to serve six more. If not 12," said the Post. "Re-elect Hillary. In 2012."

Clinton won her Senate seat despite a concerted effort by the Post to attack her candidacy. The Post even ran a pleading headline, "Don't Run!" before Clinton joined the race.

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