Elsewhere: Bloomberg, Ahmadinejad

The Pope is coming to New York City.

So is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad wanted to visit Ground Zero but was denied, despite some confusion.

One blogger already is complaining about the help Bloomberg is offering Ahmadinejad, saying that this mayor is "no Giuliani".

“It is frankly unbelievable that the Mayor needs more than a nanosecond to tell the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, 'HELL NO!,' says another writer over at Wizbang.

City Comptroller Bill Thompson said in an interview “"I think it's disgraceful.” [no link yet]

Rudy Giuliani said Iran has “a fantasy” about their role in the world and that America should use “any option” to prevent them from gaining nuclear technology.

Republicans in the state Senate have a new investigator looking into Eliot Spitzer.

Democrats are trying to put the Paid Family Leave issue back on the agenda in Albany.

There may be a British documentary on the Rockefeller Drug Laws.

Eliot Spitzer said he doesn’t care about polls.

In the comments section, Jerry Skurnik cautions against reading too much into local elections where less than 5 percent of Democrats voted.

Barack Obama is helping black farmers.

Jesse Jackson tries clarifying his comment that Barack Obama is “acting white.”

Washington Monthly finds a problem with Bob Herbert.

Dan Rather filed a lawsuit against CBS for making him a “scapegoat.”

A local race in New Jersey goes negative.

And pictured above is Ahmadinejad during a rare press conference in 2005.

Elsewhere: Bloomberg, Ahmadinejad