The Morning Read: Monday, November 5, 2007

Michael Bloomberg gets the cover of Newsweek.

In the story, Kevin Sheekey says Bloomberg could run a billion-dollar campaign.

On his radio show, Bloomberg said the driver’s license issue is distracting Eliot Spitzer.

Diane Cardwell writes about how Michael Bloomberg’s sharp tongue gets him into trouble.

Liz reports that Sheldon Silver opposes Eliot Spitzer’s driver’s license plan.

Jacob Gershman chats with Spitzer adviser Lloyd Constantine, who admits the governor has made mistakes.

Maureen Dowd writes “We underestimate Hillary if we cast her as Eleanor Roosevelt. She’s really Alfonse D’Amato.”

Geoffrey Gray writes that Spitzer’s new advisor wants to turn the steamroller into the happy warrior.

In response to suggestions from Hillary Clinton’s supporters, a critic says, “Any claim of sexism is just a distraction from the fact that she did not do well in the debate”.

Rudy Giuliani sent mail to cops and firemen.

Ryan Karben is making money as a consultant.

On the MTA‘s proposed fare hikes, William Neuman writes that “half of those increases occurred during the first 13 months of a governor’s four-year term.”

George Pataki wasted $3 million on a women’s museum that never got built.

According to this Financial Times report, maybe it’s not the economy, stupid.

Spitzer told the Times Herald-Record editorial board that he and Joe Bruno still talk.

The New York Times editorial board takes Bloomberg’s fiscal warning seriously.

And Newsday’s editorial board writes, “Steve Levy, Steve Levy, Steve Levy, Steve Levy, Steve Levy. Those are the top five choices facing you in the voting booth on Tuesday for county executive in Suffolk County.”

The Morning Read: Monday, November 5, 2007