Elsewhere: Hillary, Pataki, Rudy

 Elsewhere: Hillary, Pataki, Rudy

Hillary “could decide to run over the Thanksgiving holidays,” says Hotline.

Anthony Weiner’s press aide is flacking for John Murtha, who is running for the No. 2 job in the house.

Rudyblogger notes that “Those who test the waters but never run (Warner, Feingold) never go through the step of setting up exploratory committees.”

Is there a conservative movement to oust Joe Bruno?

Autographed picture of George Pataki…only $20.

The guy who once led Mike Bloomberg’s legislative efforts in Albany, Skip Piscitelli, is re-joining his old powerhouse law firm.

Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo partied on election night with Benjamin Barber, according to Ben’s translation of a Yiddish newspaper article.

Spitzerblog posts its final thought.

The Fix says Evan Bayh, Chuck Schumer and Rahm Emanuel are winners after the midterm elections. John Kerry, among others, is a loser.

Disgraced former congressman Bob Ney lobbied incoming RNC Chairman Mel Martinez when he was a federal housing secretary.

Kos is excited about the possible return of Republican Trent Lott. “It’d be fun to have Lott to kick around again.”

Here is a list of the Democrats who will chair the Senate’s 20 committees.

Greg Sargent tries to debunk the notion that Republicans lost the election (as opposed to Democrats winning it).

And pictured above is Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum waiting to hand-deliver some emails to the mayor’s staff that she received from parents complaining about the cell phone ban in public schools.

– Azi Paybarah