The Morning Read: Friday, October 5, 2007

Hillary Clinton took a veiled swipe at Rudy Giuliani in her new ad that’s running in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton took a veiled swipe at Rudy Giuliani in her new ad that’s running in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Voters have a lot of passion for Giuliani, according to a new poll.

The Economist notes says that “America is in an anti-establishment mood,” but that “Clinton has all the advantages of an incumbent.”

The Washington Times says Giuliani is selling himself as the only one who can take on Hillary.

The Chicago Sun-Times has a story about Libertarians trying to debate Al Gore.

Betsy Gotbaum’s stepson told Phoenix police his wife was suicidal and asked them to treat her with “kid gloves” shortly before she died in their custody.

The tension between Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo is explored in the New York Sun.

Business Week says FaceBook should act like MySpace, both of which came under Cuomo’s scrutiny.

The Association of County Clerks voted 30-3 to oppose Spitzer’s driver’s license plan.

Alan Hevesi’s son, Daniel, is being investigated by state authorities.

Michael Bloomberg says he still handles major decisions at the company he founded, which is now the subject of a major discrimination lawsuit.

Bloomberg said he’ll continue talking with executives at the company.

Baruch Professor Doug Muzzio thinks the mayor’s contradictory statements about the lawsuit “comes as close to a lie as I can think of.”

All this is not stopping Frank MacKay from hitting the road nationwide to draft Bloomberg into the presidential race.

On the topic of two people stealing money from him, the mayor asks why “the district attorney chose to put it out now” and surmises that “it must have been a quiet news cycle.”

George Pataki has a new job, working with Tom Vilsak at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Gay activists protest the NYPD’s rules about protesting.

And Queens columnist Dee Richards writes that “Mayor Mike is considering it because his mother would like to see him as president.” The Morning Read: Friday, October 5, 2007