Skip to comments.If Paterson Has To Resign, Too
Posted on 03/22/2008 6:18:54 AM PDT by rellimpank
Ten days have passed since Governor Spitzer's resignation, and events seem to be running even further ahead than expected.
When David Paterson was sworn in as the 55th governor of New York State, he received an enthusiastic reception from a joint session of the legislature. His speech was considered a success, demonstrating awareness of the state's acute financial crisis but not describing specific reductions.
What we did not know was that a few hours later, the new governor and his wife would hold a press conference dealing with mutual marital infidelity for two years at the turn of the century. The pair answered questions from the press and said they had come to a difficult period in their marriage, stayed together for the sake of the children, and are now in love again.
Even before that, on the day Mr. Spitzer resigned and Mr. Paterson held an impromptu press conference, the new governor was asked by New York Sun reporter Jacob Gershman whether he had ever used the services of a prostitute. Mr. Paterson waited a moment and then replied, "Only the lobbyists." This witty rejoinder to a possibly impertinent question enhanced his reputation as a regular fellow.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
What’s the line of succession? What happens when they run out of viable New Yorkers? Can they sub-contract the job out to a Texan?
...and, sadly, so have his recent revelations.
Is the Democratic party overrun with corruption and lust for power? Is there no one in the Democratic Part with even a shred of honor?
More like a “regular DEMOCRAT fellow.”
No, the Indian is ours. They don’t get to have Bobby. We’re keeping Bobby for ourselves.
Next in line is the Republican speaker of the NY Legislature.
Talk about poetic justice~
Next in line is State Senate majority leader Joe Bruno(R). Joe is 79 so sex might not be an issue, but he is under investigation by the feds for misusing his office to benefit contributors.
Make no doubt, “opposition research” is already underway against the next in line just in case he resigns.
Do you think he saw this coming?
-—he should have learned Braille-—
Maybe they can get Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia to parachute in to serve as governor.
After all, New Yorkers seem happy with one carpet-bagging beeotch as their junior Senator, and Rockefeller’s got that (in)famous name...
Republican state senate president pro-tem Joseph Bruno, followed by Democrat assembly speaker Sheldon Silver. After that, God only knows.
Do you think he cares? dems have always gotten on pass
I hear Sharpton’s next in line...
And that is the reason the media is not clamoring for another resignation.
There's a Coat Room Attendant in Albany getting fitted for a New Suit & Tuxedo as I type.
Yes and they two are a couple of gems in their own right. Both New York & New Jersey are governed by corrupt swine.