Week in Review

Having missed a February week of New York political news, I’m not sure I’ll ever catch up.

But as far as I can tell, the biggest stories were Karl Rove’s assessment of Hillary Clinton as “brittle” — perfectly apt? or a head-fake to make her loosen up, and mess up? — and Jeanine Pirro’s move to make Rupert Murdoch regret the day he ever let the Post mess with her. (OK, her letter, which in a gentle way called his MySpace an online brothel, got a sum total of about eight column-inches, half of them at MidHudsonNews.com. But she tried.)

Other lessons learned last week: Puerto Rico’s mountains are underrated. And never fly Continental.

—Ben Smith Week in Review