The Lede: Sherr-Una Booker

The Times says Glenn Beck was right to criticize the Obama administration's handling of the case of Shirley Sherrod, a former Georgia USDA.

The woman at the center of the abuse case that crippled Governor Paterson’s administration speaks out and says she’ll re-file charges against former aide David Johnson.

The scandal timeline.

Andrew Cuomo crushes Rick Lazio, 58-27, according to pollster Rasmusssen.


Tom Precious: “A couple of senators, one lawmaker said, are out of the country, preventing Democrats from having the 32 votes they need to pass any budget deal”

Paterson’s spokesman refutes an accusation: “the governor is never on vacation.”

Paterson’s bodyguards stay in nice hotels, says Page Six.

Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel of Long Island: “I may end up being the first assemblywoman to foreclose on a mortgage.”

Nick Reisman: “345 bills remained undelivered to the governor. The Legislature has delivered about 100 bills that are pending his approval.”

After Paterson signed a law banning the NYPD from keeping a database of innocent people they’ve stopped and frisked, an NYPD memo goes out saying cops can keep that info, using pen and paper.

The Daily News defends the NYPD and blames Paterson.

Cuomo campaign “claimed the support of Ulster County Republicans that, it turns out, Cuomo does not have.”

Bloomberg endorses Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, who says it “will carry significant weight in both my primary and my general election campaign.”

It wasn’t Jay-Z or Floyd Flake that cost AEG the racino bid.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher: “Right now, though, we all have to concede the state is out of money.”

Hennelly explains Gov. Christie’s plan to sell the Meadowlands Racetrack.

City lawyers are not commenting on a case of racial discrimination in the FDNY.

Rapper Ice-T plays a cop on TV, but actually doesn’t seem to like them.

And the Observer has fun with Cuomo's fund-raising.