The Morning Read: October 26, 2006

David K writes up the political impact piece on yesterday’s decision by the NJ Supreme Court on gay marriage.

Hillary Clinton said yesterday she has evolved on the issue of gay marriage, according to Gay City News. A newly redesigned New York Sun looks at how NJ’s gay marriage ruling could affect New York.

At last night’s debate, Alan Hevesi was ” apologetic and emotional, aggressive and indignant all at once,” reports Newsday. The editors there also make an endorsement, and it’s for Christopher Callaghan.

Bill Clinton was an albatross in 2000, but is the most sought-after Democratic campaigner today, says the AP.

The Times reports that a high-ranking aide to Eliot Spitzer said, “Barring a compelling rationale from Hevesi, it’s likely he’ll be withdrawing his support,” for Alan Hevesi.

The City Council could be the second highest-paid legislature in the nation. They also plan to keep the extra pay they get for serving in leadership positions.

Tom Reynolds told the editors at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that he still has the public’s trust.

In response to a lawsuit forcing the legislature to disclose more information about member items, the Senate Majority Leader explained the real problem. Reporters are “lazy.”

Andrew Cuomo, who got the NY Post’s endorsement yesterday, is endorsed by the Daily News today. Jeanine Pirro gets the backing of the Star-Gazette.

And the Republicans are “google bombed” by liberal blogger Chris Bowers.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: October 26, 2006