At least one of Bloomberg's top commissioners may be plucked for high-level duty in President-elect Barack Obama's administration, and others are enjoying the speculation that they might. One of his top jobs sits empty, with no obvious candidate, and everyone planning for a five-year future has to do it quietly.
On the other hand:
"There's a more palpable tension right now," said City Councilman Lew Fidler (D-Brooklyn), who supported Bloomberg on extending term limits and is now fighting him on eliminating the $400 tax rebate. "The alliances are shifting."