The Morning Read: August 7, 2007

Eliot Spitzer will give a speech faulting George Bush for not having an exit strategy for Iraq, and faulting himself for not being humble enough in his efforts to change Albany.

Joe Bruno wants some of Spitzer’s aides fired.

Bruno also wants subpoenas for the emails Spitzer aides may not have turned over to Andrew Cuomo during his investigation.

Spitzer aides use a second set of Blackberries to send political and personal messages, not unlike how the White House used email accounts from the RNC.

A PR pro thinks it’s all a sign of Spitzer’s failure to get the media to write about something else.

Michael Bloomberg will meet with 9/11 families on Thursday.

There was a brief blackout in Flushing.

Records from the police surveillance operation leading up to the Republican National Convention here will be released.

Recent murders in Newark highlight the problems Mayor Cory Booker is facing.

The City Council’s probe of Dennis Gallagher was put on hold because of his ongoing trial.

An Assemblyman from the Independence Party has his own bill that would force lawmakers to reimburse the state for using state transportation for political or personal purposes.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama don’t talk much.

Newt Gingrich sees no chance of Michael Bloomberg winning the presidency as a third-party candidate.

Anti-war protesters were arrested at an upstate congressman’s office.

For presidential candidates, the gateway to Hispanic voters in Nevada is 27-year-old Assemblyman Ruben Kihuen [subscription].

Lobbyists in DC struggle with life under lobbying reform.

And Bill Hammond writes, “Hallelujah. Someone has put the chopper back in Choppergate.”

The Morning Read: August 7, 2007