Elsewhere: I Just Don’t Remember it as Being That Bad

Tomorrow is a big day for political junkies: census figures are announced, so states find out how many congressional seats (and electoral college votes) they gain or lose.

Walter Shapiro notes that New York has lost seats in every census since 1950.

Bloomberg: “Our administration has the best record, I think, on corruption of any administration in this city’s history.”

The 2012 race to the G.O.P. presidential nomination will be between the populists and the managers.

Brad Lander thinks New York could should tax wealthy residents what they are saving from the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.

The Commission on Public Integrity has fined Gov. David Paterson $62,125 soliciting, accepting and receiving five complimentary tickets to Game One of the 2009 World Series.

Even conservatives are growing wary of G.O.P. foot-dragging on Zadroga.

In this week’s episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the former governor jabs the first lady while scrounging up the ingredients to make s’mores: “This is in honor of Michelle Obama,who said the other day we should not have dessert.”

G.O.P presidential hopeful Haley Barbour on life in segregated Mississippi:”I just don’t remember it as being that bad.”

New York Harold Ford has a rock star quality in his old district in Memphis.

Andrew Cuomo is poised to file civil fraud charges against Ernst & Young for its alleged role in the collapse of Lehman Brothers, saying the Big Four accounting firm stood by while the investment bank misled investors about its financial health.

Craig Johnson lost his court appeal for a recount in his state Senate race,  turning control officially over to the Republicans.

And Players from the New York State Theatre Institute arrived in the Capitol dressed as Dickensian urchins to protest budget cuts. (h/t CapCon)