Morning Read: ‘Jerk,’ ‘Thieves’

Chris Bragg floats the notion that Der Blatt had something to do with the controversial ad that appeared in their paper.

A fireman was ordered out of his firehouse in order to wash an elephant.

Will Barack Obama’s victory last year propel southeast Queens insurgents this year?

More money has been raised in this year’s comptroller race than ever before.

The head of the Voter Assistance Commission called Alex Zablocki “a jerk” but later apologized.

Manhattan DA candidates said they’d prosecute johns.

Some schools are listed as dangerous by the state, but get an “A” from the city.

“We know the schools are improving, but that’s a little ridiculous,” the Post edit board wrote about all the A’s the city education department gave their schools.

Juan Gonzalez looks at Bloomberg’s school record.

Carolyn Maloney and Nita Lowey are rich.

Doug Schoen writes that Democrats should not go it alone on health care.

Michael Schenkler explains the uniqueness of Kevin Kim.

Schenkler’s paper endorsed Bill Thompson for the Democratic Primary, along with John Liu and Eric Gioia.

In local races, the Queens Chronicle goes with Deidre Feerick, Brent O’Leary and Jimmy van Bramer.

Brooklyn Paper endorsed David Yassky for comptroller, and for City Council, John Heyer and Evan Thies (although the headline says “Thieves”).

Twenty-seven-year-old challenger Mel Gargarin gets some ink.

Isaac Sasson gets booed for attacking John Choe too much.

A City Council candidate in Queens used a police logo in her literature.

Mole333 says I told you so.

And pictured above is a mailer from David Weprin. Morning Read: ‘Jerk,’ ‘Thieves’