The Morning Read: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nick Confessore has a lengthy look at an introspective Eliot Spitzer, who got advice from Bill Clinton and is quoted as saying, “there are times when I wish I hadn’t said some of the things that I’ve said.”

Bill Hammond fears Spitzer’s upcoming budget: “his budget office is already talking about letting spending soar…before a single day of hard bargaining with the Assembly or Senate.”

Hillary Clinton expects a South Carolina endorsement today.

Spitzer’s plan to save the $2 base fair for buses and subways may cost riders more money in the long run.

There is speculation the state’s Commission on Public Integrity is trying to shield Spitzer aides from charges of perjury.

Grace Rauh wonders if Michael Bloomberg found his Condoleezza Rice.

Rudy Giuliani is inspiring quirky questions for tomorrow’s YouTube debate.

A guy pitching soft-ball questions at two Giuliani events swears he’s not a plant for the campaign.

Josh Gerstein dives into Hillary Clinton’s letters to a long-time friend.

The city settled a lawsuit that would have brought Bernie Kerik to court.

The D.A.’s actions have been as frightening as they have been outrageous,” a Brooklyn judge said yesterday of Charles Hynes’ office.

Brooke Astor’s son is in legal trouble.

Dick Morris explains how Clinton will go negative.

In an interview with Katie Couric, Clinton said, "It’s time," to be more aggressive.

Eugene Robinson wonders how much of a boost Obama will get from Oprah’s support.

The New York Post editorial board thinks Joe Bruno may be the victim of “Team Spitzer’s Dirty Trick Campaign,” but he still spends like a "drunken sailor."

The Daily News editorial board doesn’t like how Michael Bloomberg is treating 9/11 workers.

And get ready for another Kennedy book.