The Morning Read: Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hillary Clinton said to an audience of firefighters, “Thanks so much–and thanks for last night too.”

Joe Bruno reportedly said that Malcolm Smith is “so far up (the governor’s posterior) he can’t see.”

Bruno made the remarks in Spitzer’s office while discussing the budget.

There’s a protest against Spitzer’s health care budget set for later today.

Norman Siegel led a small protest outside Rudy Giuliani’s fund-raiser in midtown last night. Guest MC Dennis Miller went for the big yuks with a global warming joke.

East Side Assemblyman Pete Grannis will finally get a confirmation hearing to become the DEC Commissioner.

There’s one witness who could influence the outcome of the Sean Bell case.

Four people were shot and killed in Grenwich Village last night.

A retired judge is running for mayor of Yonkers.

And Andrew Cuomo will speak at an upstate fund-raiser tonight.

Azi Paybarah

The Morning Read: Thursday, March 15, 2007