In the Observer: Hillary, Eliot, Rupert

Jason Horowitz writes about the shock and dismay among Rudy Giuliani’s old enemies that he’s gotten this far.

“I refuse to believe that this could possibly happen to our country,” Charlie Rangel told him. “I have too much confidence in our country to believe that this could really happen.”

Horowitz also writes about Hillary’s visit to Brooklyn this week, where the Democratic County organization endorsed her candidacy.

I write about how Troopergate may have affected Eliot Spitzer’s fund-raising over the summer.

Steve Kornacki explains why the Al Gore for president movement wasn’t real.

Joe Conason writes about the oddly incongruous levels of outrage in the G.O.P. over Larry Craig and Ted Stevens.

And Michael Calderone reports on Rupert Muchdoch’s attempt to bury the New York Times.

In the Observer: Hillary, Eliot, Rupert