Morning Read: Castleman Resigns, Greenwood Undecided, King Earmarks

“[I]t’s a strictly monetary relationship,” says Tom Robbins of Senate Republican affection for Michael Bloomberg.
Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro removed his appointee on the Community Education Council for forwarding racist jokes, including one about Barack Obama.
That appointee, Salvatore Ballarino, said he thinks they’re funny, and is still forwarding them.
Dan Castleman quit his job with Robert Morgenthau when the district attorney said he’s backing another candidate to replace him, Cy Vance.
Castleman “would be hard-pressed to win without Mr. Morgenthau’s backing,” writes the Times.
“Dan thinks Morgenthau screwed him,” an anonymous source tells the Post.

Morning Read: Castleman Resigns, Greenwood Undecided, King Earmarks