Elsewhere: S.O.S. Hillary, Scrambling for McMahon’s Seat

Nico Pitney reports that Hillary Clinton was actually offered the secretary of state post, and she wanted time to think about it.

She is “seriously” considering, Glenn Thrush reports.

David Paterson declined to speculate on the speculation.

Andrew Sullivan thinks offering the position to Clinton is “brilliant” and “classic Obama.”

Liz considers who might replace Clinton in the Senate.

Seven people have officially registered with the B.O.E. to run for Representative-elect Mike McMahon’s City Council seat.

The F.E.C. ruled that Al Sharpton accepted nearly $500,000 in improper campaign contributions during his 2004 presidential campaign.

The latest on the “never-ending saga” of the Javits Center, reports Eliot Brown, is that officials now want to expand it two blocks north.

The harassment suit against upstate Representative Maurice Hinchey was dropped.

Brooklyn Heights Blog wonders if David Yassky and Dan Squadron’s op-ed in the Post today was a good move politically.

Paterson will be giving more local TV interviews around the state; in one with WTEN’s Jeff Stoecker yesterday, he made quite the dig at Dean Skelos.

Things got heated at a City Council hearing on street vendors today.

Bloomberg was a little more than slightly dismissive of a reporter’s question about a story she was working on.

There will be hundreds of protests against California’s Proposition 8 this weekend across the country, including, naturally, one in New York.

Madeline Albright is unofficially representing Barack Obama at the G-20 summit in Washington.

It’s official: Obama won one electoral vote in Nebraska, the first time the state has actually split its support.

A meeting between John McCain and Obama is fueling speculation that McCain could be offered a cabinet position.

First Read reports that, sadly, Ed Rendell will not be part of the Obama administration.

Elsewhere: S.O.S. Hillary, Scrambling for McMahon’s Seat