Elsewhere: An Offer From Bloomberg, The Revolution That Wasn’t Televised


Vinny Ignizio wants Andrew Cuomo to investigate who cut the television feed during the Senate coup.

Michael Wolff has a deep read on Malcolm Smiths’ Blackberry etiquette.

“It’s unpredictable at this moment,” NY1 reporter Josh Robin said of the situation in Albany.

Carolyn Maloney is on NY1 tonight.

“Maloney has excellent qualifications for the Senate,” says the Queens Gazette.

Salon’s Alex Koppelman thinks Maloney needs to make just one more hire.

St. Lawrence Democrats support Kirsten Gillibrand.

Does Pedro Espada have a district office?

Jeremiah Wright just won’t stay quiet.

Anne Michaud says Michael Bloomberg offered money to the Senate Democrats in 2006, but was turned down.

Unnamed sources tell Sal Gentile that Tom Duane “is committed above all else to passing same-sex marriage legislation before the end of the session—even if it means joining the coalition majority.”

Sampson denies the “John Sampson for Leader” storyline.

An expert at City Room says Espada and Monserrate’s move to the G.O.P. isn’t that surprising. “[D]espite a long history of support for the Democratic Party, Latinos have, as you point out, a conservative streak on certain social issues,” he writes.

One upstate station asks “Who’s in control of the NY Senate?”

John Toscano doesn’t think Hiram Monserrate’s caucusing with the Republicans will cost him next year’s election (especially against John Sabini).

The former editor of Scripps Howard News Service agrees with Bloomberg: Obama isn’t paid that much.

Leslie Crocker Snyder hired Knickerbocker SKD, a firm associated with Robert Morgenthau and, also, Michael Bloomberg.

Mole333 calls Brad Lander’s list of supporters “very odd.”

The Real Deal mentions a Bloomberg real estate project called the Park Lane at Sea View.

Rupert Murdoch is expected to sell the Weekly Standard. (Where will Fred Siegel’s Bloomberg-bashing essays appear now?).

Eminent domain critics are still active.

People aren’t happy on Staten Island with plans to close a fire house there.

The new head of the Civilian Complain Review Board defends his group.

And here’s the video of the entire Senate coup in Albany, which wasn’t actually broadcast on television. Elsewhere: An Offer From Bloomberg, The Revolution That Wasn’t Televised