The Morning Read: September 27, 2006

Hillary Clinton said Condoleezza Rice didn’t treat Osama bin Laden as a serious threat before Sept. 11. President Bush, in response, said, “I don’t have enough time to finger-point.”

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Richard Miniter said Bill Clinton “made no attempt to rally the public against terrorism…Bill Clinton did not fully grasp that he was at war.”

The debate between Eliot Spitzer and John Faso is covered here, here, here, here, and here.

The Libertarian gubernatorial candidate vented about not being allowed to debate.

The City dropped its bid to develop the West Side rail yards.

Taxes are owed on rebate checks the state is currently mailing to people.

Jeanine Pirro raised $750,000 at a fundraising breakfast while Andrew Cuomo’s supporters criticized her position on abortion.

The reputation of the outer borough is redeemed.

Rudy Giuliani will make his first presidential campaign stop in Pennsylvania this November.

And columnist Ellis Henican indulges in thoughts of Oprah for president.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: September 27, 2006