Paterson’s Contradictions, Stark Goes to Washington

John McCain sounds terribly confused. [Wash Wire]

Joe Klein confesses he's been banned from the McCain plane. [Swampland]

Ron Lauder amends his position on the term-limits extension, making the whole thing more difficult for Michael Bloomberg. [City Room]

Irene Liu wades through the contradictions in David Paterson's account of how and when he learned of Charles O'Byrne's tax problems. [CC]

Another challenge Michael Bloomberg will face in shaping his legacy is cleaning up the Gowanus Canal, which is going to get worse before it gets better. [Brooklyn Paper]

The Board of Elections is going to hear arguments from both sides of the Bronx Democratic Party schism. [Liz]

Anti-Obama stuff continues to be ugly–today's events included a dead bear and a Confederate Flag. [The Stump]

A blogger is skeptical that Brooklyn politicians calling for more money for the subway are going to be able to get anything out of the M.T.A. [Second Avenue Sagas]

Finance Commissioner Martha Stark will testify at the congressional hearing on Yankee Stadium in Washington on Friday. [Atlantic Yards Report]

Andrew Stengel wants to know how and why 10 percent of New York voters were purged from the registration roll. [ReformNY]

Leigh Campling Carter profiles the woman behind "Save Domino." [The Real Estate]

The ghost of Eliot Spitzer's governorship appears on the campaign trail. [The New Argument] Paterson’s Contradictions, Stark Goes to Washington