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"Bombshell" to Explode Governor Paterson?
Gothamist ^ | 02/05/10 | John Del Signore

Posted on 02/05/2010 3:41:45 PM PST by AtlasStalled

The rumor mill is churning right now about a "big, damaging" New York Times "bombshell" story that supposedly features some ruinous dirt about the personal life of Governor David Paterson. Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News hears it "will be far worse than his acknowledged extramarital affair with a former state employee."

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TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: ny2010; paterson; scandals

1 posted on 02/05/2010 3:41:45 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Most likely a present for the governor from 0bama himself.


2 posted on 02/05/2010 3:43:08 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: AtlasStalled

And the hits keep coming.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 3:43:11 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: AtlasStalled

I don’t know. Does he have an aide name al-Jihadi?


4 posted on 02/05/2010 3:43:57 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: All

Is he not blind? Does he like boys?


5 posted on 02/05/2010 3:44:22 PM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Paterson is a blind man. Most of us probably cheer him on in his ability to engage in shenanigans.

Frankly the only thing that's bothered me about this guy during his tour as Governor is that early in the game some of the people who should have been trusted assistants had him signing documents without telling him the truth about them.

It's not fair to kick the blind in the knees.

6 posted on 02/05/2010 3:44:24 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: AtlasStalled

Doing Cuomo’s dirty work.


7 posted on 02/05/2010 3:44:56 PM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Looks like the Dems in NY really have it in for the blind Gov. Seems like they have a problem with the disabled. Obama had his retarded Bowling incident, Rahm had his retarded liberals incident, and now NY Dems are trying to off one of their own who is disabled?


8 posted on 02/05/2010 3:45:18 PM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: AtlasStalled

He might have been spotted by democrat operatives while attending church or purchasing a semiautomatic rifle.


9 posted on 02/05/2010 3:45:50 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: AtlasStalled

The Dems really, really want to shovel him out of there, but he won’t take the hint. He was only governor by accident. He was supposed to be a token black & handicapped lieutenant governor, sort of a showpiece, not an actual leader.

I remember the name Richard Ravitch from back in Ed Koch’s day, although I don’t remember exactly why I remember.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 3:46:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: AtlasStalled
Did he vote for Brown? ;-)

-PJ

11 posted on 02/05/2010 3:47:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: AtlasStalled

A DEMOCRAT having cocaine-fueled swinger orgies in the State Mansion???

That’s a DOESN’T-MATTER-WHEN-DONE-WHILE-DEMOCRAT, isn’t it?


12 posted on 02/05/2010 3:50:27 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: AtlasStalled
Best line from the SNL Paterson skit.

"I'm a blind man who likes cocaine who was appointed governor. My life is a plot from a Richard Pryor movie."

13 posted on 02/05/2010 3:50:48 PM PST by peyton randolph (Obama Luti)
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To: AtlasStalled

Whatever it is, I can’t imagine it’s more self serving or destructive to the nation as the trail of malfeasance that Andrew Cuomo left in his wake at HUD.

As a general rule, I’ve found that the louder the build up, the more feeble the ultimate revelation. I’m expecting to see pictures of his car parked next to a fire plug.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 3:51:05 PM PST by Mobties
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To: Cicero
I think Ravich was MTA head or something.

The rumor is Patterson and wife are swingers.

A blind swinger ? LOL

15 posted on 02/05/2010 3:51:53 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: AtlasStalled

Whatever it is, I can’t imagine it’s more self serving or destructive to the nation as the trail of malfeasance that Andrew Cuomo left in his wake at HUD.

As a general rule, I’ve found that the louder the build up, the more feeble the ultimate revelation. I’m expecting to see pictures of his car parked next to a fire plug.


16 posted on 02/05/2010 3:52:04 PM PST by Mobties
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To: muawiyah
If I understand it correctly, he's legally blind and not totally. Blind. I don't know as it makes a lot of difference.

His mistake is that he loves taxes. As the song says he'd tax the pennies on your eyes.

17 posted on 02/05/2010 3:53:01 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: newnhdad

Farmyard animals.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 3:53:24 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Col Frank Slade

A blind swinger ? LOL

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“Hey, how was I supposed to know she wasn’t my wife!?”


19 posted on 02/05/2010 3:53:57 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: Mobties

Live boy or dead girl?


20 posted on 02/05/2010 3:53:58 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I am light skinned and don't speak with a dialect. Can I be President?)
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To: pnh102

whenever the leftist media attack one of their own, there’s a reason.....probably to support Cuomo....


21 posted on 02/05/2010 3:54:45 PM PST by cherry
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To: pnh102

I suppose speculation is entirely a human reaction but let’s PLEASE try to be dignified and not subscribe to character assassination until the facts are presented.

I know, I’m Pollyanna.


22 posted on 02/05/2010 3:56:14 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: 21twelve

Yea, that’s the ticket”


23 posted on 02/05/2010 3:58:01 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: AtlasStalled

The Democrats don’t like negroes in positions of power.


24 posted on 02/05/2010 3:58:33 PM PST by eCSMaster
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To: dangus
Doing Cuomo’s dirty work.

Exactly. The downstate libtards want Cuomo on the ticket. Maybe they're hoping this will get Patterson out and there won't have to be a primary. Though the rumors in the article, don't seem to indicate that this is “bombshell” material.

25 posted on 02/05/2010 3:59:54 PM PST by skully (Libtard: A way to describe Democrats without insulting the retarded.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Poor Paterson has displeased Obama. That is the only way the NYT is going to drop any bombshells on a Dem.

The NYT will never publish anything that will knot the brow of a Dem, unless that Dem is on the outs in the party.

26 posted on 02/05/2010 4:00:48 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: AtlasStalled

Wonder if Patterson has seen this coming?


27 posted on 02/05/2010 4:05:46 PM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: AtlasStalled
They are only going after him because he is a black guy.

Seriously. Look at any black democrat that attempts to go for higher office. The NY Democratic party, and often the DNC get into the game to force them out of such ambitions.

Paterson is there by a total fluke.

28 posted on 02/05/2010 4:06:06 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: AtlasStalled
He’s black and blind and he’s already been let off the hook for serial adultery. What the devil could anyone get him on?
29 posted on 02/05/2010 4:09:56 PM PST by utahagen
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To: utahagen

He’s Christian.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 4:13:00 PM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: AtlasStalled

Why is this even necessary. The man has no chance of getting re-elected anyway.


31 posted on 02/05/2010 4:14:14 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: peyton randolph

just a stone’s throw away from....NEW JERSEY!!!


32 posted on 02/05/2010 4:16:02 PM PST by ak267
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To: AtlasStalled

Larry! ...You haven’t been to New York lately have you?


33 posted on 02/05/2010 4:17:12 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: AtlasStalled

Speaking of Gov. Patterson,

Have you seen his new suit?

Neither has he!

Sorry, couldn’t resist.


34 posted on 02/05/2010 4:42:48 PM PST by toofast2
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To: AtlasStalled
I smell a Cuomo-Obama Rat.

Paterson wouldn't be my first choice for NY Gov, but for a Dim he seems pretty decent.

ML/NJ

35 posted on 02/05/2010 4:46:35 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: AtlasStalled

btt


36 posted on 02/05/2010 5:04:43 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Col Frank Slade
A blind swinger?

Yup -- ya gotta hand it to him!

37 posted on 02/05/2010 5:48:57 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: KoRn
He might have been spotted by democrat operatives while attending church

LOL Maybe he told someone he's a born again Christian and they ran to the newspaper. That would definitely be against the rules and quite a scandal if you're a DEM.
38 posted on 02/05/2010 11:00:48 PM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: AtlasStalled
The story everybody’s talking about (but no one’s read)

"The last few weeks have brought two major eruptions of rumors concerning Paterson’s private life: reports of nuzzling at a New Jersey restaurant and being caught in semi-flagrante in a utility closet in the Governor’s Mansion — stories that Paterson and his press office have vehemently denied."
39 posted on 02/06/2010 9:35:33 AM PST by yellowhammer (Please use the term "warmers" when discussing global warming advocates)
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