The Morning Read: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

“The fear that Bloomberg will spoil the election is real — for both Democrats and Republicans,” writes Costas Panagopoulos on the Politico.

Bill Clinton said, “I kind of like to see Barack and Hillary fight.”

The Chicago Tribune publishes an account of Obama’s connection to Tony Rezko.

John McCain gets some support in New York.

Kevin Sheekey’s daily schedule is partially revealed.

However, the airports he uses are not revealed.

Sheekey met with Unity08 founder Gerald Rafshoon last year.

Sheldon Silver says he’s “generally pleased” with Eliot Spitzer’s proposed budget, which includes $738 million in new taxes and fees.

The New York Post takes note of the new taxes.

People who wanted a tuition tax break aren’t happy with the budget.

Neither are some business leaders.

City education officials had no response to Sptizer’s budget, which included $100 million less than Spitzer promised them last year.

Here’s Maureen Dowd on Hillary and Bill Clinton: “It’s odd that the first woman with a shot at becoming president is so openly dependent on her husband to drag her over the finish line.”

Tom Robbins is tired of the Clinton attacks.

The New York Times editorial board wants Spitzer to “hold firm against Long Island’s powerful state senators” when it comes to the budget.

Newsday’s editorial board likes Spitzer’s budget.

The New York Post offers Obama some oppo research on Clinton friend Ron Burkle.

And Ed Koch isn’t afraid to criticize Rudy Giuliani. The Morning Read: Wednesday, January 23, 2008