The Morning Read: Monday, September 29, 2008

The bailout bill will go to the House today, where it faces some opposition from Republicans.

The center of power in finance has shifted from New York to Washington, and few seems to be mourning, according to The Washington Post

Probably neither presidential candidate will vote on the bailout bill, which, if it passes the House, will go to the Senate Wednesday.

To get to Albany, Sheldon Silver flies—often first class—through Washington D.C. This is taxpayer money.

“The speaker does not complete questionnaires,” said a Silver spokesman when asked about taxes and the state budget.

Michael Bloomberg opposes a bill that Congress has put on hold that would have given some sick Ground Zero workers health benefits.

Bloomberg has to choose between mayoral control of schools and term limits, writes Liz Benjamin.

Bloomberg and Ed Koch talk about the financial crisis with Chris Smith.

Sarah Palin is in "debate camp" all week.

Obama did not say whether he thinks she’s qualified to be V.P.

In responding to the financial crisis, John McCain and Barack Obama revealed much about their personalities and leadership styles.

McCain didn’t mention the word “middle class” during Friday’s debate, as Obama has discussed,  but Bill Kristol notes that there is a chapter in Obama’s book called “A Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness.”

TV news people are learning to speak about the financial crisis in a way the rest of us can understand.

Dan Janison thinks the candidates should refine their campaign slogans for the economic crisis.

“McCain can’t hide [Sarah] Palin anymore,” writes Mike Lupica.

Consultants tell The Sun that Joe Biden should ignore her during the debate.

Rival factions of Bronx Democrats elected two different county leaders—Jose Rivera and Carl Heastie—last night.

A Heastie ally said Rivera supporters were not voting-members of the county committee.

The whole mess is likely to end up in court.

Fred Dicker says the state budget is worseoff than we thought.

Charlie Rangel’s campaign office hasn’t been moved out of the rent-controlled apartment he promised to vacate.

David Paterson’s spokesman said clients who hire his political consultants at Global Strategy Group don’t get special treatment.

Richard Kessel, former head of the Long Island Power Authority, has been named the new head of the New York Power Authority.

The New York Post editorial board wants Paterson to get money from cigarettes sold on Indian reservations.

Jeremy Peters enjoys Jeanine Pirro’s G-rated tirades.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares is missing thousands of dollars in evidence and money, according to a draft of an audit.

The Daily News editorial board says people who usually criticize cuts in the city budget are quiet now because “no one would believe them.”

Eric Gioia has an op-ed in the New York Sun saying veterans deserve better treatment when they come back home.

Adios Steve Dunleavy.

And salt, too.

The Morning Read: Monday, September 29, 2008