Morning Read: Monserrate the Hero, Gerson’s Flying Phone

Kirsten Gillibrand’s support for repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is “a major shift from her position as a representative.”
Added: A Gillibrand campaign spokesperson disputes that characterization and points to this as proof.
Chris Cillizza says we should stop being shocked the White House is getting involved in primaries.
This reporter notes Gillibrand is doing some work for a local wounded Marine.
Michael Bloomberg wore a top hat in Brooklyn.
Goose-lovers protested outside Bloomberg’s house.
Both Joel Rivera and Maria Baez are trying to give taxpayer money to a group that was barred from getting it last year.
Frank Lombardi reports “there’s been no reduction in the pork-barrel allocation for the Council.