7:51 am Mar. 2, 2012
Chuck Bennett at the Post finds some direct quotes from Jenny Hou, the 25-year-old treasurer facing 60 years in prison in connection with City Comptroller John Liu's fund-raising. Hou penned her thoughts on a Chinese-language social media site.
Hou's parents also gave an interview with a Chinese-language newspaper and, according to Reuven Blau of the Daily News, said they would be okay with their daughter going to jail because she'd have time to finish her master's degree. The Post, also relying on translations of the interview with Hou's parents, reported that she and her family remain supportive of Liu.
The coverage in the Chinese press appears to be relatively positive, and the Epoch Times—a paper with a long history of opposing Liu—has a theory about why that is.
Santorum is motivated by social issues and the electorate this year isn't. [Charles Krauthammer]
Romney versus Santorum isn't exactly Obama versus Clinton because the GOP fight is about substantive policy differences. [Beth Fouhy]
The parents of Jenny Hou, the 25-year-old treasurer to John Liu's campaign might be okay with their daughter going to prison because she could use the time to finish her master's degree, according to an interview they gave to a Chinese-language newspaper. [Reuven Blau, Daniel Beekman and Tina Moore]
Hou is consoling Liu and her parents are still supportive of him. [Chuck Bennett]
The long-march approach to media management isn't working for Liu. [Courtney Gross]
More on Liu's .6-mile walking press conference. [Michael Howard Saul]
Chinese-language newspapers are covering Liu very favorably, because they're an extension of the communist government. [Epoch Times]
Letter to the Editor: "Why is Hamodia pretending that Senate candidate David Storobin is a Frum Jew?" [Yaakov Gold]
Bronx Democrats don't like the Assembly Democrats' maps. [Liz Benjamin]
Legislative leaders took incumbency into account when drawing the lines. [Colby Hamilton]
Cuomo is right to seek more efficiency in state government, but wrong to try limiting the comptroller's auditing role. [New York Times]
The questions submitted during Cuomo's on-line chat. [Jon Campbell]
Releasing teacher evaluations is good, even if the city's recent attempt at it was spotty. [Josh Greenman]
Law and Disorder
A story in the Long Island Press about the Nassau County Police Department Foundation, cops and local non-profits led to investigation that resulted in charges against three cops who protected a benefactor's son from burglary charges. [James Campbell]
"Anti-Black Journalist Andrew Breitbart Dies Suddenly" is the headline in Amsterdam News, by the papers executive editor. [Curtis Simmons]