The Morning Read: Friday, February 16, 2007

If Eliot Spitzer’s plan to flip control of the state Senate to the Democrats works, landlords should beware.

Mike Bloomberg was “curt, testy and defensive” when speaking with reporters yesterday about the snow, according to the Times.

The Daily News editorial board said the mayor can “redeem” himself by throwing out parking tickets.

Christine Quinn’s call for education reform and a $300 rebate for renters in a speech yesterday sounded like “a blueprint for a potential mayoral campaign“.

City Comptroller Bill Thompson switched his position on a plan for schools to use Randalls Island Park after making an agreement with Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler, reports Juan Gonzalez.

City cops can’t videotape people at public gatherings anymore, says a federal judge.

Chuck Schumer wants to block the $1.3 billion sale of Starret City in Brooklyn.

Rudy Giuliani will speak at a school founded by the conservative Rev. Pat Roberts.

The Post editorial board said Hillary’s hiring of a consulting firm associated with a politician who later endorsed her was “odiferous, but legal.”

And in a Washington Post op-ed, writer Marjorie Valbrun asks, “If American blacks can view black South Africans thousands of miles away as brothers in need of their support, why are they having such a hard time seeing Obama as one of their own?”

– Azi Paybarah