Elsewhere: A Porcupine’s Plea, Bloomberg and Vallone

At Second Avenue Sagas, Benjamin Kabak writes that firing the head of the M.T.A. would be “petty and short-sighted,” given that the authority’s problems aren’t really Elliot Sander’s fault.
Bouldin thinks the Senate plan has a few merits.
Michael Bloomberg tended to a swooning member of the audience when he was giving a speech this morning.
Bloomberg gets some national scrutiny from First Read, which wonders if the “brazen” term-limits extension  would “have received more attention — and possibly criticism — had it occurred when the world wasn’t fixated on Obama vs. McCain.”
The mayor is dropping in on Peter Vallone’s fund-raiser.
Yes, Eliot Spitzer appears to be subtly bashing Andrew Cuomo.

Elsewhere: A Porcupine’s Plea, Bloomberg and Vallone