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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Gov. Old Extramarital Affairs

At a news conference in Albany, Gov. David A. Paterson discussed marital infidelities with his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson, by his side. (Photo: Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times)

AAPP says: Well, well, the reporters are looking for dirt on the first black Governor of N.Y. I guess he received no honeymoon period. So he came out with Old Extramarital Affairs- stuff before others could.

Hundreds of reporters, including NY Times reporter Sewell Chan are writing articles regarding the new NY Governor and his Extramarital Affairs.

As if the folks from New York don't have enough crap to deal with. Here comes some more garbage. after dealing with Eliot Spitzer's high-priced prostitution ring, now the press had to dig into Paterson’s love life. The NY Times reports, "Mr. Paterson, 53, expressed regret for past mistakes but said he was coming forward to clear the air and avoid any “innuendo” or speculation that might arise. “I didn’t break the law,” he said, toward the end of his news conference, at the State Capitol in Albany. “I didn’t violate an oath. I didn’t use knowingly campaign funds. I didn’t use state funds at all. I know that. I don’t think institutionally there were any violations here. However, the public wants to know who its elected officials are, and sometimes, even though you are human and you are someone that just has feelings and has faults, there comes a time, perhaps, when you have to tell the public.”

There is more! John Riley says:


Early reports out of Albany indicate that Gov. Paterson, at his news conference, says he was actually involved with more than one woman, including someone who was on the state payroll.

"I was involved with someone on the state payroll...An employee I may have inherited. This was known to my wife."

Helpfully, however, Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno have preemptively cleared him, without waiting for actual facts,

Bruno: “I think his personal life is his personal life.”

Silver: "It’s not an uncommon occurence in people’s lives when marriages are failing. This is how they worked it out....I think it’s a media story, depending on how you play it, and that’s it, and the story should be over.”

In Albany, of course, it's pretty predictable that mere adultery would be waved off. Too many of those buns have been toasted by too many players for anyone to make a fuss, state payroll or not. The other point is to contrast it with Spitzer.

Update: Apparently, Paterson says there was more than one woman on the state payroll, never anyone he supervised but one person whom he has now inherited in the governor's office.

Get this,
Clinton Praised Paterson at Governor’s Swearing-In Ceremony. Let's see how long it is before Hillary makes some type of color aroused comment about him.

Thoughts anyone?

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