Elsewhere: Maloney’s Rationale, Facebook Madness

Congressional Quarterly says Kirsten Gillibrand’s endorsement by teachers today was big news.
On challenging incumbents, Carolyn Maloney’s adviser Joe Trippi said Barack Obama’s people “started this. They took on the established order of the party. If they had listened to the establishment, Obama wouldn’t be in the White House.”
Jay Cost says Obama can’t stop Maloney or other “renegades” from challenging incumbents because “individual candidates stand largely on their own.”
Albany, still a zoo.
Despite Tom Suozzi’s tough talk now, Bill Murphy says, he “never did Fix Albany.”
Yoda notes an important inconsistency in the Monserrate-Espada saga.

Elsewhere: Maloney’s Rationale, Facebook Madness