David Paterson Doesn't Feel Like Getting Elected
'Tis the season to not seek re-election. New York governor David Paterson, who was campaigning for his own job, will suddenly not do that.
The news comes the same week of that New York Times-reported scandal everyone was talking about but didn't know what it was. It turned out to be about his role in quashing a legal proceeding between a woman and one of his aides who purportedly abused her. Paterson insists he wasn't on a power trip (and at least no escorts were involved) but regardless this whole story doesn't look good.
Maybe it's for the best. Attorney general Andrew Cuomo and ex-U.S. Representative Rick Lazio are more popular anyways. And while he remains in office, state senator David Perkins wonders how much longer that will be the case.