The Morning Read: Monday, August 13, 2007

Karl Rove is leaving.

Despite the rhetoric from Democrats, leaving Iraq will take years.

Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of money from the oil and gas industry.

Giuliani said he’d work with Bill Bratton again.

The New York Post wants the “trooper gate” hearings open to the public.

Some Democrats are waiting to get hired by the Spitzer administration.

Here’s a closer look at the ethics watchdogs in Albany.

Michael Bloomberg’s WTC tour looks like a presidential campaign.

Diana Taylor gets profiled.

Geoffrey Gray imagines a new, folksy Eliot Spitzer and a campaign-ready Ray Kelly.

Mike Huckabee won second place in a Republican straw poll in Iowa.

Republican presidential candidates may face YouTube after all.

Thomas DeFrank and David Saltonstall debate whether Giuliani can be elected.

The New Yorker has a lengthy profile of Giuliani [added].

Jacob Gershman has advice for Eliot Spitzer that includes the words “stop apologizing.”

Jonathan Capeheart looks at the Democrats and gay marriage.

And The New York Times editorial board addresses the difficulty of finding an independent investigator in Albany.