Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Bicycles, Thompson’s Pensions, Zablocki’s Snub

“The hypothetical Michael Bloomberg presidential campaign that sounded so ridiculous when floated by bored reporters in 2007 might not seem so farfetched come 2012,” writes W. James Antler in The American Spectator.

Mario Cuomo takes a question about Andrew Cuomo, and gives a Mario Cuomo answer.

Depending on when you measure, city pension funds either grew, or shrank, under Bill Thompson.

Erin Einhorn takes a skeptical view of Bloomberg’s campaign finance proposals.

Bloomberg switches gears on whether bike-sharing would work in the city.

Eric Gioia paid his wife.

Celeste Katz listens to Alex Zablocki.

Sal Gentile has a story on Obama’s official group versus Obama’s grass-roots supporters.

Rudy Giuliani was slightly confused in the Hamptons. (Aren’t we all?)

Eliot Spitzer’s madam has a question for Leslie Crocker Snyder.

Ben Muessig goes deep inside the 34th City Council district race.

Vito Lopez wants $500 million for a housing fund.

Gail Collins writes, “Within the next year I’ll bet you that in New York alone, we will have enough state senators under indictment to fill a small stadium, and none of them have any marketable job skills whatsoever.”

The socialist mayoral candidate is advertising.

Betsy Gotbaum has problems with the Department of Education’s data system.

Getting computers into the classroom helps.

The Times editorial board wants more oversight of the concrete used in the city.

Barack Obama will speak about health care with a conservative radio host who endorsed him last year.

Anonymous bloggers may have to turn down the snark. Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Bicycles, Thompson’s Pensions, Zablocki’s Snub