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Report: New N.Y. Gov. Paterson, Wife Admit Affairs
CBS4 ^ | 3/18/08

Posted on 03/18/2008 4:34:43 AM PDT by Libloather

Report: New N.Y. Gov. Paterson, Wife Admit Affairs
Couple Comes Clean In Stunning Daily News Interview
Mar 18, 2008 6:00 am US/Eastern

NEW YORK (CBS) - Hours after being sworn in, a report has just surfaced that Gov. David Paterson had an extra-marital affair. And the accusations don't end there.

Not only does the report detail the alleged affair by Paterson, it also claims his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson, also had an extra-marital affair.

According to the Daily News, the governor's affair started back in 1999 when the couple was going through a rough time in their marriage.

In the interview, Gov. Paterson says he maintained a relationship for two or three years with a woman other than his wife, often having rendezvous in a Days Inn on the Upper West Side.

Paterson is quoted as saying, "This was a marriage that appeared to be going sour at one point."

"Like most marriages, you go through certain difficult periods," Michelle Paterson said. "What's important is for your kids to see you worked them out."

The Patersons have two children, a 19-year-old student at Ithaca College who is from his wife's previous marriage, and 14-year-old who attends public school in New York City.

Paterson has been hailed as a politician of integrity and a man who can build consensus in Albany after a tumultuous year under Eliot Spitzer, who was forced to resign in shame last week after a report surfaced linking him to a high-priced call girl ring.

The Daily News is also reporting Gov. Paterson flat out denied another rumor flying through Albany – that he had fathered a love child by another woman.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs4.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adultery; affair; governor; ny; paterson; wife
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1 posted on 03/18/2008 4:34:47 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

These two should fit nicely into the NY social scene.


2 posted on 03/18/2008 4:36:33 AM PDT by DOGEY
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To: Libloather

Must be they’re all blind.


3 posted on 03/18/2008 4:38:00 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: Libloather

Maybe the legally bling Paterson was having an affair with Spitzer’s wife but didn’t know it while Spitzer was with his hooker.


4 posted on 03/18/2008 4:38:25 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Libloather
The question is now: Is this all there is, or was this just an attempt at a modified limited hang out in order to keep the press from digging any deeper...?
5 posted on 03/18/2008 4:38:42 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Man50D

bling=blind


6 posted on 03/18/2008 4:38:46 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Libloather
Daughter: Daddy I’ having an affair with a married man.
Father: That's OK dear.

Daughter: He's blind.
Father: That's OK dear.

Daughter: He's a politician.
Father: That's OK dear.

Daughter: He's a Governor.
Father: That's OK dear.

Daughter: He's a Democrat.
Father: You are disowned.

7 posted on 03/18/2008 4:39:28 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Waterboarding: 100% effective, results instantly, just add water!)
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To: Man50D

Bling fits.


8 posted on 03/18/2008 4:40:35 AM PDT by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: Libloather

Open marriage? Best to get the news of it out before others do.


9 posted on 03/18/2008 4:42:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Man50D

10 posted on 03/18/2008 4:42:34 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Do we want Huma answering the red phone at 3 a.m.?)
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To: Libloather
Not only does the report detail the alleged affair by Paterson, it also claims his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson, also had an extra-marital affair.

Unless he broke some sort of law or abused his state position, it's not relevant.

11 posted on 03/18/2008 4:46:02 AM PDT by jude24 (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: G.Mason
Bling fits.


That's what I was thinking. LOL!!!
12 posted on 03/18/2008 4:49:51 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: jude24

“Unless he broke some sort of law or abused his state position, it’s not relevant.”

Yes it is, it shows that he lacks integrity. People who do this lack integrity.
Politicians with integrity are better than those without integrity.

If the voters choose to vote for him anyway, then it’s their choice. A poor choice, but at least they can make an informed choice.


13 posted on 03/18/2008 4:50:48 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: jude24
Unless he broke some sort of law or abused his state position, it's not relevant.

A quote...

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

John Adams

14 posted on 03/18/2008 4:52:13 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: ASA Vet

LOL ... I was right!


15 posted on 03/18/2008 4:52:16 AM PDT by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

You know, it seems that all Democrats are into this, doesn’t it??


16 posted on 03/18/2008 4:52:43 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: jude24

These watchdogs from the press are something else. I wish their lives were subjected to detailed scrutiny. They are such pompous asses, so sanctimonious. They claim their role is a critical one in the safeguarding of democracy in this country. If so, shouldn’t the morals of reporters and editors and publishers be widely publicized for the good of the citizenry in general?


17 posted on 03/18/2008 4:54:22 AM PDT by mathurine
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To: Libloather

I pray to God that NY will turn conservative in a backlash to the sins of the flesh these dems live out in their lives. How disgusting that my state is so repulsive.


18 posted on 03/18/2008 4:54:34 AM PDT by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: Libloather

I cannot believe NY lets this kind of trash run their state..Get rid of the pathetic piece of trash before anything else happens....time for confessions..bring up all the city employees..let them get it off their chest..If they are democrats it won’t matter because they can get away with murder and not get put in jail..


19 posted on 03/18/2008 4:56:00 AM PDT by PLD
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To: jude24

my sentiments as well Jude - non issue


20 posted on 03/18/2008 4:58:21 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: G.Mason

” Bling fits. “

And so a running joke is born. Remember Mr. T? He was legally bling, too.


21 posted on 03/18/2008 4:58:37 AM PDT by Humble Servant ( Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: tioga

Well, a big percentage of the “conservatives” in the state (including my brother-in-law) are busy getting legally-bling rich on the ultra-cheap labor of the illegally non-bling poor immigrants, and pushing the rest of us who just want to earn a living playing by the rules that got set up by the liberals, that the conservative house has been divided. So you will be ruled by liberals, be they Dem or Rep.


22 posted on 03/18/2008 5:04:21 AM PDT by Humble Servant ( Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: Humble Servant

gee, thanks for not getting my hopes up ;^)


23 posted on 03/18/2008 5:10:49 AM PDT by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: Libloather

Who’s making love, with your old lady, while you were out making love?


24 posted on 03/18/2008 5:14:08 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: mewzilla
“The question is now: Is this all there is,”

While immoral, at least out here in fly-over country, having an affair is not illegal within itself. However, the gotcha which may nab Paterson is whether or not he used state funds or resources in the course of having extramarital intercourse....

25 posted on 03/18/2008 5:15:49 AM PDT by snoringbear (')
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To: snoringbear
While immoral, at least out here in fly-over country, having an affair is not illegal within itself.

FWIW, I don't care. Degenerate, crook. I won't vote for either.

26 posted on 03/18/2008 5:20:15 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: snoringbear

And again FWIW, I wouldn’t bet against Mr. Serial Adulterer being guilty of a lot more than he’s copped to...


27 posted on 03/18/2008 5:21:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Libloather

Did we really have to know this?


28 posted on 03/18/2008 5:22:43 AM PDT by societygirl
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To: Revelation 911; jude24

Agree. I think all marriages often do go thru a rough patch. These two are still together. Do we all think that Newt Gingrich, Livingstone (from LA) and Larry Craig lack integrity? Unless this affair was happening last week, I think it is irrelevant to how he governs - and how he works with the other party.


29 posted on 03/18/2008 5:23:00 AM PDT by merry10
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To: Libloather

This way he won’t be embarrased later.


30 posted on 03/18/2008 5:43:44 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: mewzilla

No question. This was an announcement to trump what was already in the can at the NYT and elsewhere.


31 posted on 03/18/2008 5:48:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Libloather

I’m sure Patterson himself did the leaking. Timing was just too perfect.


32 posted on 03/18/2008 5:49:04 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: Libloather

I’m tired of New York news.

They love to talk about themselves. Can’t help it if they hire leaders in heat to run their business.

“Integrity” just doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Now, it means “for purposes of this latest sound bite.”


33 posted on 03/18/2008 5:49:22 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: tioga

” I pray to God that NY will turn conservative in a backlash “

It would take a miracle of Biblical proportions ...

Too far gone ...


34 posted on 03/18/2008 5:49:51 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Man50D

freudian typo? :)


35 posted on 03/18/2008 5:51:42 AM PDT by isom35
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To: tioga

Like that will ever happen.........

My Sister and Brother in Law are both NYC Democrats and they spout the same thing, “it’s only sex! They did nothing wrong”, to which I say, “So, if I had an extra-marital affair, it’s okay because I’m still taking care of your Sister and the Family?” They both go on to say, “It’s not the same thing!”........

What am I missing here?


36 posted on 03/18/2008 6:15:03 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: Libloather

always have to look out for Jody these days.


37 posted on 03/18/2008 6:16:56 AM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: shredderman

“My Sister and Brother in Law are both NYC Democrats and they spout the same thing, “it’s only sex! They did nothing wrong”, to which I say, “So, if I had an extra-marital affair, it’s okay because I’m still taking care of your Sister and the Family?” They both go on to say, “It’s not the same thing!”........

What am I missing here?”

This is the difference to me- if you cheat on your wife, and did nothing illegal, you shouldn’t lose your job over the affair. Having an affair is not illegal in most cases. Wrong, but not illegal. If your wife forgives you then it really shouldn’t matter to anyone else.


38 posted on 03/18/2008 6:25:12 AM PDT by bigred41
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To: sushiman

Yes, sadly, this will make New Yorkers more determined than ever to prove that their liberalism “works”. Even though it’s doomed, the people of NY won’t catch on.


39 posted on 03/18/2008 6:29:23 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: bigred41

Okay, I can understand that, but I’m not the one in charge of a State, or one better, a Country. A person in Public Office must be held to a higher standard, if only to show they can be trusted with decisions that will make a difference to the Public life, not their Personal life.

I just don’t trust someone in power who is asked a question, can give an answer and then is shown to have given false information later. It doesn’t go with what I was taught about integrity.

I may not have done something illegal, but if it has a CHANCE of interfering with my job, and will bring discredit to the my Company, then they should look at disciplinary action at the least.


40 posted on 03/18/2008 6:39:33 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: Mikey_1962
Daughter: He's a Democrat Republican.
Father: You are disowned.

Fixed.

41 posted on 03/18/2008 6:42:17 AM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: DooDahhhh

It’s a rite of passage (LOL).


42 posted on 03/18/2008 6:50:34 AM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: jude24

A man who cannot be honorable in his marital relations cannot be expected to be honorable in any other.
- Harry Truman


43 posted on 03/18/2008 7:07:49 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: shredderman

Said the same thing to my father-in-law during the clinton sex thing. Freakin’ hypocrites these democrats are.


44 posted on 03/18/2008 7:14:24 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Though B.C. professes admiration for HST, he has omitted that HST quote from his liberal lexicon.


45 posted on 03/18/2008 7:19:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Libloather
In the interview, Gov. Paterson says he maintained a relationship for two or three years with a woman other than his wife, often having rendezvous in a Days Inn on the Upper West Side.

A Days Inn?? He's a big shot high roller politician and he boinks his squeeze at a Day's Inn?? She must have been a really forgiving type of gal to take that kind of treatment without squealing on him when he dumped her.

What with Rudy's multiple trysts, your latest ex-guv's extra-marital cavorting, and now Paterson's admission, it seems like you folks in NY have your own real life soap opera running most of the time now and you don't even need a TV to watch it.

46 posted on 03/18/2008 7:27:30 AM PDT by epow (The scriptures teach that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, - Noah Webster,1823)
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To: isom35
freudian typo? :)

Yeah, it's the fingers. Hehehehehe.
47 posted on 03/18/2008 7:43:42 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: epow

Yeah, one of the radio stations in Southern Va was having a drawing for 2 free nights in Hotel 6 and $300 in spending money for a great weekend.


48 posted on 03/18/2008 7:46:03 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: DooDahhhh

I have never known just how that works, do Motel 6 rooms cost just $6 per night or is that an advertising gimmick? If they’re $6 a night I should sell our house and live at a Motel 6 from now on, because I sure can’t live here on that.


49 posted on 03/18/2008 8:27:34 AM PDT by epow (The scriptures teach that men who rule nations should rule in the fear of God, Noah Webster ca1823)
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To: merry10

at least they had the tenacity to stick it out and get counseling -


50 posted on 03/18/2008 8:28:29 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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