The Morning Read: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The chief financial officer for Citigroup and the president of Rensselaer both turned down Eliot Spitzer’s offer to go for the state comptroller position.

Post editors don’t want a sitting Assemblyman for comptroller.

The Daily News opines that whomever makes it through the screening panel “will have weathered a screening process, eliminating the suggestion that he or she is not the best or the brightest.”

Rudy Giuliani is staying mum on President Bush’s call for more troops in Iraq.

Mike Bloomberg told Congress that Al Qaeda is laughing at us.

A building the was part of the “scandal-plagued program of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development,” in Boerum Hill was approved for a 25-year tax break from the city.

Democrats are planning a vote against Bush’s Iraq plan.

And Jon Corzine has gotten poetic about New Jersey’s problems.

– Azi paybarah