Weekend Reading: Paterson’s Partner, Blakeman’s Launch, Valesky’s Challenge

 

Clinton and Bush rally for Haiti.

Hillary, in Haiti, notes security concerns.

Whoa, Paterson.

The governor denies he was kissing another woman at a NJ restaurant.

Marueen White says New York elects “fabulous people” but “I don’t see any incipient signs of that in Kirsten.”

Vito Lopez observesThe average length of time for a candidate is two weeks. You can fill in all the dots.”

Engquist is skeptical of Ford.

Gillibrand is fundraising.

Blakeman launched on Long Island.

Schumer sold far fewer books than Palin, Page Six notes.

Seifman questions the timing of one of Bill Thompson’s last audits.

Peter Spencer lays out Bloomberg’s immigration policy.

Vielkind doubts the budget process will boost Paterson, politically.

Malcolm Smith sent $100,000 in taxpayer dollars to a school he founded.

Steve Pigeon helps a Democrat takeover the Eric County Legislature, and keeps a line open with Republican Chris Collins.

Scott Murphy, so far, has no GOP challenger.

Sue Edelman says taxpayers will be hit hard.

Charter school advocates oppose the legislation working its way through Albany.

After the Sean Bell street renaming, there’s a move to block a similar renaming for a slain cop.

No consensus in central New York on hydrofracking.

Democrat David Valesky will be challenged by Republican Dan Liedka, a mayor from East Syracuse.

The Post Standard editorial board takes Squadron’s argument, and supports the ethics bill.

Peter Pollak says Chartok is “100% wrong” about the value of Spitzer’s “fine mind.”

Massachusetts has Democrats worried.

On same-sex marriage, Newsom is eclipsed.

Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman acknowledges “At some point we gotta charge for our product.”

 

Weekend Reading: Paterson’s Partner, Blakeman’s Launch, Valesky’s Challenge