The Morning Read: October 24, 2006

Phil Reisman recalls John Spencer’s habit of sticking his foot in his mouth.

When I asked Spencer if he would paint Clinton with the “L” word, liberal, he replied facetiously, “I’m just gonna highlight her record. You know me, how words slip out. As long as I don’t call her a lesbian, I’m OK.”

The Post reports on darker days ahead for Alan Hevesi, while the paper’s editorial board calls this the End of Alan.

The Sun piles on.

A mayoral commission recommends pay raises for city officials.

Eliot Spitzer and John Faso agree on major transportation projects.

The Times tracks Joe Lieberman’s word choice over the years in describing the war in Iraq.

A report by good government groups says that lobbyists for the real estate industry, trial lawyers and others have exceeded contribution limits since 2000.

Independent voters prefer Democrats over Republicans 2:1 nationally.

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— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 24, 2006