Honking in Albany, A Truce in Queens

Donald Rumsfeld neglected to endorse John McCain when asked. [The Hill]

Truckers have arrived in Albany, and they’re honking. [Albany Watch]

A blogger’s analysis seems to indicate that Barack Obama’s “Appalachia problem” is going away. [fivethirtyeight]

A local resident wonders if Anthony Como’s victory in the City Council special election had anything to do with his name. [Queens Crap]

Liz reports that Tom Ognibene has announced he will not challenge Como this fall. [D.P.]

An upstate blogger is concerned about what he calls the “systematic extermination of ‘Utica’ from [the area’s] regional identity.” [Fault Lines]