Morning Read: Bloomberg on Obama, and Paladino on “The Confrontation”

Why did Carl Paladino ask about Andrew Cuomo’s paramours? “I’m sick and tired of people asking me about if I’ve had affairs. I was talking to [Politico] and said, ‘Why don’t you ask Andrew Cuomo if he has had extramarital affairs?’ It’s not that I was accusing him.”

Did Paladino cross a line, or is plain-spoken fury, however undignified, the perfect match for a restive electorate?

A great video of Dicker, in a 1987 confrontation

Dicker vs. Paladino, word for word.

A top Paladino advisor has many aliases and an outstanding arrest warrant.

Bloomberg on Obama: “He is a liberal guy, very pro-union, not particularly interested in business. He said this.”

Senate leaders want to fast track the Zadroga 9/11 Health bill, but it is not certain it will pass.

Gov. Paterson ordered an immediate hold on $25 million worth of contract to Vito Lopez.

Bloomberg says there are 1 million high-skilled positions that are unfulfilled because companies can’t find the right workers.

Because the NYPD does a good job, and because NYers pay them for it, the Obama administration denied the city federal funds.

L.I. Senator Craig Johnson on Carl Paladino: “How is he expected to take a baseball bat to Albany when he can’t even handle questions from a single reporter?”

There is a new WH CoS: Pete Rouse.

Howard Dean is probably happy.

Morning Read: Bloomberg on Obama, and Paladino on “The Confrontation”