The Note: Prime Time Live

Pat Healy's nut graph from his page one New York Times story wrapping up the results: ". . .Mr. Weiner himself did not seem willing to face one real problem last night: Ill will toward him in the Miller camp. Mr. Weiner said that he and Mr. Miller had become 'very close friends' in the campaign, but Miller aides said they were bitterly angry at the Weiner camp, seeing Mr. Weiner's hand in some of their political setbacks." LINK

The Bloomberg folks can wake up to read not one, but two City Hall Bureau Chiefs' political analyses written through the prism of Bloomberg's glee. LINK and LINK

The Washington Post has Larry Sabato, the University of Virginia professor who is scheduled to moderate an Oct. 9 Virginia gubernatorial debate, saying, "Kilgore was nervous and tense. He sounded bad. He argued badly. This was Kaine's best performance ever." LINK

Per the Washington Times: "Many in attendance said Mr. Kaine came off as the more composed candidate." LINK

The Washington Post ed board praises Tim Russert for getting former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore to answer the hypothetical question of whether he would veto a tax increase thus "nimbly" exposing Kilgore's "double talk" when the Republican dismissed as a hypothetical whether he would outlaw abortion in Virginia if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. LINK


On William Weld's right flank, John Faso is considering a run for governor of New York, reports the AP. LINK

2008: Republicans:

"New York Gov. George Pataki on Tuesday gave what will likely be remembered as his first presidential campaign speech in Iowa," writes Tom Beaumont of the Des Moines Register on the speech laden with references to 9/11 and Katrina delivered to "1,000 business leaders." LINK

Well, if you were not able to make it to Cedar Rapids, we are pleased to tell you that C-SPAN will air the speech in its entirety this coming Sunday on "Road to the White House 2008" at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm ET.

It may be a trade mission to China, but Josh Gerstein of the New York Sun foresees some potential pitfalls (human rights and religious freedoms) for Gov. Pataki on his trip to China, which he looks prepared to ignore. LINK

Under the header, "Politicians duck 'amnesty' label," the Washington Times' Stephen Dinan looks at the heat Sen. John McCain has faced from Project USA for his "earned legalization" bill. LINK

Gov. Mitt Romney calls for the vice chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Lawrence P. Novak, to step down after he was arrested for federal money laundering charges. LINK

Sen. Brownback has proposed legislation in Congress that would pay poor D.C. working couples to get married. LINK

2008: Democrats:

In a Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Joe Biden writes that the Administration is taking a "huge gamble by going forward with a referendum for a constitution that is more likely to divide Iraq than to unite" it while calling on Congress to hold monthly oversight hearings. LINK

Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a contract with the state workers' union that could greatly increase pay raises. LINK

The politics of national security:

The Washington Post's Peter Baker has Iraq's president changing his tune about the wisdom of withdrawing US troops from Iraq just one day after he "departed from White House talking points" in an interview with the Washington Post and broached the prospect of withdrawing 40,000 to 50,000 American troops from Iraq by the end of this year. LINK

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