New York Gov. David Paterson is getting rave reviews as one of the Gridiron Dinner speakers over the weekend.
The Gridiron dinner is an off-the-record dinner with journos and pols who sing songs, do skits and make fun of each other in the great wide open.
Paterson’s speech was certainly no exception. Even though he became governor of New York in quite a surprising fashion, it’s not the governor title that he wants, apparently. Paterson’s real goal, he said, is to follow in Barack Obama’s footsteps and be president of the United States, because: “Once you go black, you don’t go back.” Continue reading →
New York Governor David Paterson said the reason he outed his own marital indiscretions is because state legislators told him there was a rogue unit of state troopers that were illegally compiling dirt on politicians so to avoid being exposed he took the first step and neutralized them. To avoid the potentially embarrassing revelation that he’d been unfaithful to his wife with a fellow government worker Governor Paterson took the unprecedented step of holding a news conference on the first day of his governorship where he spilled the beans.
The outgoing governor, Elliot Spitzer had his reign come to an abrupt end after it was revealed he was patronizing high-priced hookers but his time in office was plagued by a controversy centered around the state police whom he’d illegally unleashed to drum up dirt on his political foes. So Paterson, apparently haunted by the skeletons in his closet took the advice of the Albany legislators who must’ve known the police were up to their dirty tricks. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been assigned to look into the rogue officers.
Continue reading →