Elsewhere: Espada Returns, Paterson Tweets

Pedro Espada is coming back, but not in a way that a Democrat would actually have to vote for him.
Daily Intel refers to him as “an unreliable and inconsistent ally.”
David Paterson’s campaign tweets: “Still w VP Biden, but hearing a Senate deal has been reached. Hopeful the Senate gets back to work today. The people’s business awaits.”
Dick Ravitch officially became lieutenant governor at Peter Luger Steakhouse.
Bill Cunningham says we could have an election this November for lieutenant governor.
Glenn Thrush notes that Michael Bloomberg will be a witness on Sonia Sotomayor’s behalf.
Amusingly, Congressional Quarterly says that the “Democratic witnesses include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Elsewhere: Espada Returns, Paterson Tweets