Settle down, Posties: National politics editor Bill Hamilton isn’t going anywhere.

FishbowlDC has learned that Hamilton did recently consider working for the Philadelphia Inquirer, even going so far as to meet with Inky higher-ups, look at potential Philadelphia neighborhoods to live in, potential Philadelphia schools for the kids (Hamilton is married to the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer), etc., etc.

Still, Hamilton decided to remain at the Post and tells FishbowlDC that “I remain very excited about the 2008 campaign and figuring out how to cover it.”