New York Apr. 19 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton has said that President Obama should consider someone younger to fill the recently vacated Supreme Court post, adding that both he and his wife, Hillary Clinton, are too old to merit consideration.
"I'd like to see him put someone in there, late 40s, early 50s, on the court, and someone with a lot of energy for the job," the 63-year-old Clinton told ABC's "This Week" when asked about President Obama's upcoming replacement of Justice John Paul Stevens.
Since Stevens, 90, announced his retirement, both Clintons have been mentioned as possible nominees to the high court.
The New York Daily News quoted Clinton, as saying that no matter whom Obama nominates, he should expect a fight from Senate Republicans.
But he said he and his wife would counsel the president against picking either of them.
"She would be good at it," Clinton said of his wife, 62, adding that at "one point in her life, she might [have] been interested."
"But she's like me, you know, we're kind of doers,"
Clinton said. "I think if she were asked, she would advise the President to appoint some 10, 15 years younger."
As for himself, he said: "I'm already 63-years-old."
Clinton neglected to mention that his law license was suspended for five years after he left office as part of a settlement over the Monica Lewinsky affair. (ANI)