Morning Read, Upstate: Kumbaya

A New York Times poll shows that more black New Yorkers disapprove of David Paterson than approve. The governor remains unpopular overall.
Malcolm Smith will not have any leadership position when the smoke clears.
Juan Gonzalez says Smith could have avoided this by reaching out to Republicans more regularly.
Jacob Gershman says it wasn’t a lack of counter-intelligence, but a lack of intelligence that led to this mess.
“I thought that was very rude,” billionaire coup-master Tom Golisano said of the fact that supposedly ousted Majority Leader Malcolm Smith fiddled with his blackberry during a closed-door meeting.
He also

Morning Read, Upstate: Kumbaya