The Morning Read: October 12, 2006

Hillary Clinton explains her position on Iraq and says the White House needs to fire Donald Rumsfeld and get “adult supervision right now” to handle the situation there.

The Times looks at Eliot Spitzer’s long path political stardom, and notes he got 1,590 on his SAT’s and a perfect score on his LSAT.

At tonight’s debate between Eliot Spitzer and John Faso, there will be no reaction shots and no candidate-to-and candidate questions.

Daniel Freedman of the New York Sun gives a live-blogging-like reaction to news of the Cory Lidle plane crash.

An accident doesn’t feel as bad as a terrorist attack, even when it produces the same death toll.

Mike Bloomberg said the FDNY and NYPD responded perfectly to the incident. Planes flying less than 1,5000 feet over the City will now have to file flight plans with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jeff Feldman is cleared of his 22-count indictment in exchange for testifying against Clarence Norman about selling judgeships in Brooklyn.

Bob Menendez leads Tom Kean, Jr. 49 to 45 percent, according to today’s Quinnipiac poll.

Joe Lieberman leads Ned Lamont by 8 percentage points and may have been assured he won’t be stripped of his seniority if he returns to Washington.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rival demands an invitation to the Jay Leno Show.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 12, 2006