Chris Cillizza sees minimal longterm fallout from the Eric Massa show. Also, health care polling was done in Mike McMahon and Mike Arcuri’s districts.
“Former Rep. Eric J.J. Massa acknowledged Tuesday he had groped a male member of his staff, but denied anything sexual about the episode; later said he never had groped anybody in the first place.”
Tom Suozzi on Massa: “”If you can’t take the heat, get out of the shower.”
David Paterson: Special election for Massa’s seat “as soon as possible.”
Dana Milbank says The Right embraced Massa, got tickled, and aren’t laughing.
AP headline: “Cuomo shouldn’t investigate Gov. Paterson.”
Andrew Cuomo’s poll numbers “have begun to come back to earth.”
The Awl isn’t excited about four years of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Jim Dwyer said the Yankees scandal is a blessing for Patesron. “Here was a life preserver disguised as an anchor.” And “Not only was this sin easy to understand, but it is also one that many New Yorkers would aspire to commitiing.”
Why did the state’s top trooper resign only one week into his new job?
Dick Ravitch has a plan to save the state.
Can New York borrow it’s way out of debt?
“How ironic would that be that the community senior centers they so often visit during campaign season would be shuttered?”
AEG may not be able to get a license.
Post: “Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can kill the deal – and he should.”
Peter Rivera wants Carl Heastie’s job.
Ground Zero, still not built.
Rick Lazio isn’t sweating Steve Levy.
Jimmy Vielkind: “Republicans are having a second thought about gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio. His name is Steve Levy.”
Lazio was invited to meet G.O.P. leaders, but bailed.
Mike Long doesn’t know why Republicans are talking to Levy.
Greg Meeks is scheduled to go on NY1 on March 15 to discuss New Directions.
Expect big changes at Bloomberg’s Business Week.
No, honestly, who doesn’t suppress a little voter turnout every now and then?
Democrats and Republican split elections on Long Island.
Ed Skyler, cupcake nibbler.
Not invited to Anthony Weiner and Huma Abadeen’s wedding? What about Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s? Me neither.
A legend in Buffalo is defeated.
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