“I don’t blame the public for how they feel,” said David Paterson, after a poll yesterday indicated his approval rate is at 19 percent.
Caroline Kennedy would have accepted an appointment to the Senate, but her kids talked her out of it, according to a new book.
Michael Bloomberg, along with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, paid for 14 plane trips for Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who can’t estimate how much they’re worth.
Bloomberg appeared with Republican candidates in Queens last week, including Robert Hornack, candidate for borough president, who is trying to unseat Bloomberg pal, Helen Marshall, a Democrat.
Jerry Skurnick finds a great example of really bad math in a proposal for the M.T.A.
John Desio is leaving his job as a reporter in the Bronx to become a spokesman for the new Bronx borough president. [third item]
Gatemouth has an entertaining dissection of Rudy Giuliani’s relationship with the institution of marriage.
Senate Democrats may have a deal on the M.T.A. funding, but Brian Foley and Craig Johnson still need to see it in writing, they say.
Subway and train fares may rise to $2.25, but not $2.50, as originally expected.
Readers debate the diversity factor inside the Bloomberg administration.
Dan Janison sees trouble for Republican State Chairman Joe Mondello, but, then again who doesn't?
Bronx Democrats have picked their Assembly candidates: Vanessa Gibson, 30, and Marcos Crespo, 28.
The state Teachers Retirement Fund lost $7 billion.
One Isip official resigned and two others were suspended after being accused of golfing, boating and making personal errands on the clock, with public vehicles.
An aide to Steve Levy will run for East Hampton supervisor.
The Times editorial board says Albany’s latest plan for the M.T.A. is short-sighted. Albany itself has also said that.
Cindy Adams takes note of who designed the dress Christine Quinn wore at a fancy event last night.
And pictured above is Malcolm Smith and Michael Bloomberg at an event in Queens, hours before Smith announced he has the votes to pass a plan to fund the M.T.A.