The Morning Read: September 1, 2006

The Post runs with Hillary’s “Stay Tuned” comment about a woman’s chances at becoming President.

The News reports that the political arm of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council is set to endorse Yassky in the 11th.

Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno gets testy with John Faso after the candidate claims that upstate New York is “withering on the vine.” Bruno wants to ask Faso, “Why can you be so wrong?”

On the other hand, Eliot Spitzer gets adored upstate, where he campaigns in a town called Conklin and charges that Charles A. Gargano’s Empire State Development Corporation chairman couldn’t find Buffalo on a map.

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, comes in for a touch of criticism from Carolyn Maloney for waiting five years to distribute guides intended to help doctors identify and diagnose illnesses resulting from contact with toxic dust during the collapse of the Twin Towers. Frieden counters it took that long to gather the hard evidence to prove the connection. The guides have now started going out.

Mayor Ray Nagin (the man whose reelection forced New York’s favorite retired judge, Harry “T. Stone” Anderson, to leave New Orleans) begins pitching the city’s moneyed investors to help fuel something of a recovery a year after Katrina.

And Bush gets shot, kind of.

–Jason Horowitz