The Morning Read: Friday, November 9, 2007

Bernie Kerik’s corruption trial is “at the very least a big distraction” for Rudy Giuliani.

Eliot Spitzer’s outside counsel is fighting a subpoena to prevent disclosure of the governor’s emails.

A New York 1 poll shows Spitzer’s rating is slipping.

Mike Gormley picks up on the newly publicized friendship displayed between Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo .

The president of Bard College is criticizing the city’s new system of grading public schools.

The Transport Workers Union was denied its right to collect union dues from their members automatically.

Stephanie Gaskell reports on Jim Cramer’s feud with Andrew Cuomo.

Russell Berman explains what the override of the president’s veto means for New York.

Juan Gonzalez likes the job Andrew Cuomo is doing.

Andy Wolf doesn’t like the school grading system.

Karl Rove has an op-ed piece trashing the Democratic congress [subscription].

Ben writes, “Bill Clinton has spent the last two weeks as an unlikely victim of a manic media environment that his wife has largely mastered.”

New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and Wyoming will lose half their delegates to the Republican National Convention as punishment for holding early primaries [subscription].

And The Sydney Morning Herald captures the complexity of the 2008 Democratic primary with this headline: “The big question: black or woman?