The Morning Read: Friday, August 17, 2007

The New York Times review of Rudy Giuliani's schedule at Ground Zero from September 16 to December 31, 2001 “shows he was there for a total of 29 hours in those three months, often for short periods or to visit locations adjacent to the rubble.”

When Rudy Giuliani was asked by a woman in New Hampshire why voters should support him if his own family doesn’t, Giuliani said, “Leave my family alone.”

Times Union reporter James Odato was subpoenaed to appear in front of the state Ethics Commission next Wednesday.

The Commission also put out an advisory opinion about using state aircraft.

The state Inspector General is investigating whether the person Eliot Spitzer nominated to lead the Public Service Commission attended meetings of that organization while still working as an energy executive.

Dan Janison says the scandal involving Eliot Spitzer pales in comparison to what the city Department of Corrections was recently found guilty of doing.

Andrew Cuomo wants to do away with doctor rankings.

Michael Bloomberg’s commissioners like to take Fridays off.

The Westchester District Attorney switched parties.

California lawmakers are fighting back against law enforcement leaks.

Tony Blair may write a book.

And The New York Post editorial board wonders about the identity of Richard Baum’s lawyer.