Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Three's a Crowd

Former New York Republican Governor George Pataki has a message for President Obama: Stay out of New York politics.

President Obama has asked Governor David Paterson not to run this time, fearing his low poll numbers could drag down other Democrats.

Pataki thinks it's wrong for the president to inject himself into the race: "To weaken and undermine the governor beyond the weakness that already exists to me doesn't serve the interest of our state, doesn't serve the interest of our country, and I would just focus a lot more on policy than politics."

Changing the Rules

The White House has issued new guidelines after an August conference call led critics to complain the administration was trying to recruit artists to further its agenda. One government watchdog group said the call hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts was disturbing and inappropriate, after an artist blogged that the White house and the NEA were steering artists toward creating works on contentious political issues such as health care.

White House Deputy press secretary Bill Burton tells FOX News: "We regret any comments on the call that may have been misunderstood or troubled other participants... We will take all steps necessary to ensure that there is no further cause for questions or concerns."

Some of those steps include high-level meetings, training sessions, as well as personal visits with staff to, "make sure the message gets across."

Walk the Line

Prince Charles is telling his citizens to hoof it.

Speaking about the "domination of the car over the pedestrian," the British royal says developers have a duty to put public transportation and the pedestrian at the heart of their housing projects.

No word on whether the Prince plans on parking his two Jaguars, two Audis, a Range Rover or the vintage Aston Martin the queen gave him on his 21st birthday.

— FOX News Channel's Lanna Brit contributed to this report.

Bret Baier is the Chief Political Anchor of Fox News Channel, and the Anchor & Executive Editor of "Special Report with Bret Baier.”  His book, "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission," published by William Morrow, will be released on January 10, 2017.