The Morning Read: Friday, December 7, 2007

When did Rudy Giuliani have police assigned to protect Judy Nathan?

Grace Rauh has an optimistic roadmap of the electoral college for Michael Bloomberg, should he decide to run for president.

Bloomberg’s car was stolen, again.

Bill Clinton made it onto Barbara Walter’s list of the most fascinating people.

Dan Doctoroff departs with much of his agenda unrealized.

Doctoroff joining Bloomberg L.P. raises questions as to how much the mayor controls the company.

Here’s Richard Lipsky’s take.

At a recent speech in Queens, Doctoroff prophetically said, “"The fact is we have only 760 days left in this administration," and added, "It’s really going to depend on you to carry this forward."

On Andrew Cuomo‘s latest investigation, which is of Wall Street, Jenny Anderson writes, “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Spitzer.”

Tom DiNapoli’s humble approach to politics and campaigning was, according to Ken Lovett, a swipe at Spitzer and Cuomo.

Christine Quinn and Michael Bloomberg stop a mid-year water rate increase.

Term-limited City Council members may want their old seats back.

The state’s new worker’s comp law is being blamed for rising taxes in Oneonta.

An “unexpected outburst” from Charles Barron criticized Marty Markowitz for not acknowledging him in a newsletter. Markowitz replied, “I know you love reading your name.”

Gersh Kuntzman has more on the lawsuit against Markowitz.

The man behind a question on immigration at the Republican CNN/YouTube debate is Brooklyn resident Ernie Nardi.

Eliot Spitzer gets an eyeful of fashion.

Tom Defrank says if Mitt Romney becomes president, it is, in part, due to yesterday’s speech about religion.

Police wonder if a video of a subway beating was real.

And a certain Starbucks has become too crowded for even Chelsea Clinton to find a seat.