Elsewhere: Moses Out, Kerry Down, Mulrow In?

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State GOP Executive Director Ryan Moses, who backed Bill Weld over party-nominee John Faso, will leave his job Dec. 1 to become the director of government relations at a Syracuse-based law firm.

August 11 is the day to be in Iowa if you’re a GOP White House hopeful.

A Q poll today measuring the popularity of national leaders finds John Kerry wanting.

Ben sees Hillary’s ghost writer as something of a metaphor.

Greg Sargent condemns the tendency of reporters “to let McCain off the hook for pandering, usually to the right, because he supposedly doesn’t actually mean what he says when he’s doing it,” and calls it something dirty.

Iraq is in a civil war, according to Matt Lauer.

Republicans are dangerous to your health, according to Daily Gotham.

Karol Sheinin wants to “spit on Charles Barron.”

Health care in the US gets low marks in a recent Gallup poll.

The families of Eliot Spitzer and Bill Mulrow vacationed together last year, adding an element of personal intrigue to the incoming governor’s decisions on a) whether to install Mulrow to replace Alan Hevesi as comptroller, if it comes to that, and b) whether to approve the takeover of New York’s race tracks by a syndicate in which Mulrow is a principal.

And above is the invitation to Bloomberg’s holiday party for the press corps.

— Azi Paybarah

Elsewhere: Moses Out, Kerry Down, Mulrow In?