Morning Read: Giuliani’s Involvement, Massa’s Doubts, Eugene’s Confidence


Charlie Rangel keeps amending his financial disclosure forms.

The Post vents.

So does the Daily News.

Clyde Haberman doesn’t like seeing Michael Bloomberg’s ads.

Bloomberg doesn’t watch debates.

Bloomberg doesn’t say how he’d pay for his campaign promises.

Bloomberg raised money for Democratic Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings.

Michael Schenkler measures candidates’ popularity online.

“They were deemed qualified to carry guns, but not to save people in burning buildings,” Kareem Fahim writes about minorities rejected by the FDNY.

“I know his poll numbers are dropping like a rock. But it was still neat. He is the governor,” said one woman who met David Paterson at the state fair.

Paterson said honoring the War of 1812 is not necessary, considering the fiscal crisis.

Paterson signed a bill prohibiting texting while driving.

In an interview, Paterson restated his intention to run for governor next year.

Rudy Giuiani is now calling Republican County chairmen, boosting Henry Wojtaszek.

“County chairmen will not take kindly to being strong-armed by former elected officials,” said Ed Cox’s spokesman.

HuffPo readers react to the notion that Giuliani’s candidacy will help Republicans. Or Democrats.

Richard Aborn has 40 paid workers, and hopes to have 1,200 volunteers on Election Day.

Leslie Crocker Snyder apologized for the wording in her book referring to the play Angels in America.

Norman Siegel talks tough about Bloomberg.

“You say I’m weak. I’m a strong leader,” said Mathieu Eugene in a debate.

Paul Schindler spends time with Melinda Katz.

Yetta Kurland, front-runner?

But not when campaigning by the piers.

David Brooks explains how Ted Kennedy held on to his liberalism by compromising.

Pedro Espada’s health care network owes $1.2 million in taxes.

Eric Massa doubts the health care bill in Washington will pass.

“You will change the framework of the country. You’re taking away our freedoms,” a woman said at John Hall’s town hall meeting about health care.

Mayoral candidates in Syracuse get a tricky question.

Fewer city schools are dangerous or academically failing.

Andrew Giuliani scores a victory.

A former Smithtown official gets two years in prison.

A food vending company “rents” veterans to stand by the company’s cart, guaranteeing them certain benefits, while others sell the food.

Liz Benjamin is forced to relax, temporarily.

The New Yorker has done something very un-New Yorker-like, goading Tom Scocca to thoughts of violence.

And pictured above is Bloomberg, stuffing boxes, with photogs nearby. Morning Read: Giuliani’s Involvement, Massa’s Doubts, Eugene’s Confidence