Weekend in Review: Israel’s Capitulation, a New Health Commissioner

Democrats were reportedly surprised that Barack Obama, in addition to Robert Menendez and Chuck Schumer, personally intervened and asked Steve Israel not to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand.
He was “days away” from announcing he would run, reports the Times Union.
In Rochester this weekend to speak at the ESPA fund-raiser, Gillibrand visited a supermarket.
The Post reports that our new health commissioner will be Dr. Thomas Farley, who has been serving an adviser to Tom Frieden.
He is a major proponent of Bloomberg’s aggressive public health measures, and also an infectious disease specialist, which seems appropriate for the flu era.
“This is starting to look like overkill,” writes the Times editorial board of Bloomberg’s campaign spending.