The Morning Read: Monday, October 29, 2007

The New Republic looks at Rudy Giuliani’s childhood.

Roger Stone is profiled in the Weekly Standard.

Eliot Spitzer announced his support for the Real ID Act,

and his plan for a three-tiered identification system in New York was criticized by some Democrats, including Adriano Espaillat, who said, “It’s separate but unequal.”

Spitzer said obtaining a driver’s license is like buying a Metrocard, because you don’t have to prove your citizenship to buy a Metrocard.

Lou Dobbs apologized to Spitzer, a little.

The city’s former liaison in Albany is being investigated for messages he sent to Kevin Sheekey and others after joining the private sector.

Fred Dicker reports that Spitzer is blocking an investigation by the state Commission on Public Integrity by claiming executive privilege.

Liz reports that Democrats weren’t told about Spitizer’s initial position on driver’s licenses, nor about his latest position.

Jacob Gershman writes that Spitzer is governing by accident.

Someone, obviously with more seychel than the editorialist at the Times, talked sense to the governor,” writes Richard Lipsky.

Writing in the Washington Post, David Greenberg says Rudy Giuliani is a bona fide “right winger.”

Jeff Klein draws up the Sub-Prime Hall of Shame.

Bill de Blasio talks to Jonathan Hicks about running for Brooklyn Borough President.

DC37 wants to end residency requirements for its members.

Barack Obama will contrast his record more forcefully with Hillary Clinton’s.

Obama said Hillary is ducking tough questions about pensions.

A former first lady was elected president, in Argentina.

The New York Times editorial board writes that “Mr. Spitzer too often treats his foes like villains instead of opponents.”

And the Daily News editorial board likes Spitzer’s latest position on driver’s licenses and says, “Advocates who object to second-class treatment for illegals are not facing up to the reality that these people live outside the laws of this country."