Morning Read: Billionaires Rule

El Diario’s editorial board says “Billionaires rule New Yorkers,” because of what happened with the Senate coup and term limits.

Which is sort of like what Bill Thompson was saying.

Sheldon Silver wants Michael Bloomberg to appoint at least two parents to the eight-person Panel for Education Policy.

Which is “a huge victory for Mayor Bloomberg,” writes Carl Campanile.

Michael Bloomberg will speak up for ACORN later today, and his housing commissioner does not think the allegations of voter fraud against the group compromise their effectiveness.

Hot Air isn’t happy that Bloomberg is helping ACORN.

Like Bloomberg, Jon Corzine isn’t considered warm and fuzzy, according to a poll in New Jersey.

David Paterson wants the Senate to get back to work, no matter who’s in charge.

So does Kirsten Gillibrand.

Gillibrand was endorsed for re-election by Ed Koch.

Here comes Jonathan Tasini 2010.

Gail Collins thinks people may start caring about state politics if Albany actually gets worse.

The New York Post editorial board thinks it will get worse.

Dan Janison thinks it’s a great educational moment.

The Daily News editorial board says Hiram Monserrate “wanted time to get down on his knees and beg Democrats to, please, please, please, come over to his side so he would not be left as a walking dead man.”

James Madore says Monserrate “made new demands” of his new Republican colleagues.

Jerry Goldfeder raises the notion of a Governor Espada.

Would Espada be allowed to cast two votes in the Senate?

“Someone — please! — take charge,” writes Andrea Peyser.

Ken Lovett talks to the one guy technically in charge: the Sgt. at Arms at the State Senate.

“Other Democrats who are considering coming into the coalition have asked for a few more hours” before starting session, said Dean Skelos.

Mr. NYC laments, “It’s a shame that the greatest city in the world is forced to reside in one of the scummiest states in this fine Union.”

One news outlet asks, “What Does Golisano Want?”

A conservative in Canada is shocked Tom Golisano originally sided with the Democrats.

A blogger questions Golisano’s dedication to reform.

Perez Hilton can’t believe who Golisano is dating.

Larry Seabrook co-founded the African-American Bronx Unity Day Parade, but, “It has never received I.R.S. approval to actually operate as a nonprofit. It has never filed a tax return. And, it seems, it has never run a parade.”

City Councilwoman Carmen Arroyo gave thousands of dollars to the Bronx nonprofit that authorities say was looted by Richard Izquierdo Arroyo, her nephew, who spent the money on shopping trips and air fare to Puerto Rico.

Ray Rivera says the Arroyo investigation began with an anonymous tip to city officials.

Greg Smith has more on the Arroyo scandal.

Bracewell & Giuliani was hired by a former East Hampton official linked to an ongoing investigation of town’s finances.

A judge rejected Roger Corbin’s request to have Newsday stop printing photographs of him in handcuffs.

Landlord Joe Sitt has his own plans for redeveloping Coney Island.

The city’s push to make vegetables available in poor communities may come to something.

A pedicab crashed into a taxi after crossing the Williamsburg Bridge, something that is prohibited by city law, but unenforceable until new legislation is passed.

Here’s a look at the upcoming presidential election this Friday in Iran.

The new president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, now has to live up to high expectations.

And the video above is of coup architect Tom Golisano, late last year, saying “absolutely I would” like to see term limits for state lawmakers. Morning Read: Billionaires Rule