Elsewhere: Cuomo, Pataki, Serrano

 Elsewhere: Cuomo, Pataki, Serrano

Barack Obama is in talks with Kerry and Gore operatives.

Senator Jose Serrano can’t get an endorsing interview with an environmental group that wantsto clean up Albany.

George Pataki’s trip overseas was to Iraq, where he said the local government “is not delivering either the security or the services” that are needed.

He also said it was “obvious” the 50 bullets fired at Sean Bell and company was excessive.

Andrew Cuomo pulled the plug on post-election talk by his campaign aides.

AIG chairman and erstwhile Eliot Spitzer target Hank Greenberg is reportedly buying lots of New York Times stock.

The Manhattan Institute is taking further interest in the idea of congestion pricing.

And above is Barack Obama, who, word has it, may seek higher office in 2008.

– Azi Paybarah