The Morning Read: October 11, 2006

When Al D’Amato was asked about the GOP winning any statewide office, he said, “You would have to be smoking that funny stuff to think that was going to happen.”

John McCain blames Bill Clinton for today’s problem with North Korea.

At a fundraiser for John Faso, Rudy Giuliani explained how Democrats talk about not raising taxes, and then do just that when they govern.

They say they are not going to raise taxes, and then they say, ‘Oh, my God. I just have to.’

John Faso adds his son to the payroll.

Spitzer and Hillary campaigned at the home of a Long Island Republican family.

The New York Sun looks at Spitzer’s top ten advisers.

Mike Bloomberg will host his third fund-raiser for Joe Lieberman and then travel to Connecticut later this month to endorse him.

The Sun sees more visions of a Bloomberg’s presidential run.

Andrew Cuomo defends his two-debate limit against Jeanine Pirro.

Newsday thinks Alan Hevesi is Cinderella.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 11, 2006