The Morning Read: Thursday, December 28, 2006

Rudy Giuliani’s record may be a problem for his presidential bid, say some family members of 9/11 victims.

Gerald Ford never told NYC to drop dead.

The city still owes a lot to Ford.

George Pataki had a fast start but an undistinguished finish.

A typo in a statement from City Hall said Mike Bloomberg is leaving office not in 2009, but in 2008.

Alan Hevesi’s former chief of staff is reportedly set to resign from the comptroller’s office.

Carl Andrews, a close friend of convicted former Assemblyman Clarence Norman, will work in the Spitzer administration as a community liaison.

David Paterson is planning a special inauguration in Harlem next week.

Advocates of reforming the state’s campaign finance laws may have trouble in the state Senate.

And the president of the teachers union was momentarily stumped when quizzed by a radio host.

— Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: Thursday, December 28, 2006