Elsewhere: Schneiderman on Olbermann

David Paterson’s air buy: $626,000.

He’s willing to “take a look at” the requirement to buy new license plates.

The Financial Times quotes an anonymous insider saying of Bloomberg, “he may have won but he’s bleeding.”

Eric Schneiderman will be on Countdown with Keith Olberman tonight, MSNBC 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jimmy will be on New York NOW and Capital Tonight, 7:30 p.m. and 8:20-ish p.m. (No link).

Harold Ickes will work for Paterson.

Bill Owens didn’t actually meet with Obama.

Ed Cox explains Dede Scozzafava.

“I’m a Republican,” Dede Scozzafava tells the Daily Beast.

Dean Skelos is “very optimistic” about 2010.

Deficit estimates differ.

Marginal Democrats are bailing on health care.

Mary Alice Walker takes Charles Barron’s candidacy seriously.

Los Angeles Times: “Students of local politics agreed that Bloomberg’s much-smaller-than-expected victory won’t necessarily translate to problems running the nation’s biggest city.”

One more reason for delays at Ground Zero: the $#@! Yankees parade.

The Telegraph: “New Yorkers should stop whining. Their vastly improved city is a showpiece to the world largely because it is run by a serious businessman, not by a professional politician of the sort he defeated.”

National Journal says Bloomberg’s “near-death experience” proves “everyone in public life today is standing on unstable ground.”

The latest Bill Thompson exclusive interview: with Bob Hennelly.

Joan Millman tells gays why she supported an anti-gay marriage Democrat. “”It was about being loyal to someone who has always been loyal to me.”

Bob Conner parses Joe Bruno’s motives.

Bruno met with George Pataki without mentioning he was working as a consultant for them.

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