O Albany -- isn't the governance of New York as corrupt and unresponsive as any other state's?

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3) if were going to have a primary challenge why on earth would we want to see two moderate democrats going up against one another

see the obama v. hillary 2008 primary.

anyway, as long as neither of them come over to NJ & try to replace either Lautenberg or Menendez i don't really care.

At least Elvis Costello has never eaten his own excrement on stage. (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 00:27 (ten years ago) link

not really the same is it, as the US on the whole is more conservative than new york?

max, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 13:08 (ten years ago) link

not rlly Albany is it, just more sucky hacks wanting to go to DC for us

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:11 (ten years ago) link

fair enough

max, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:22 (ten years ago) link

as the US on the whole is more conservative than new york?

NYC, yes, NYS, maybe not.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:56 (ten years ago) link

I thought the revive was going to be about Alex Paterson.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:56 (ten years ago) link

gillibrand is more than moderate enough to win reelection from upstate. i was just responding to eisbaers thing about obama and clinton being two moderate democrats fighting out a primary--which to me is like, duh, what did you expect

max, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:58 (ten years ago) link

four weeks pass...

feelin pretty bad for david paterson

max, Friday, 12 February 2010 12:24 (ten years ago) link

poor guy cant catch a break

max, Friday, 12 February 2010 12:24 (ten years ago) link


velko, Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:57 (ten years ago) link

The cabinet official who supervises the State Police has resigned in the wake of reports of intervention by the State Police and Gov. David A. Paterson into a domestic-assault case against a senior Paterson aide.

The official, Denise E. O’Donnell, commissioner of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, issued a statement Thursday after inquiries from The New York Times.

“The fact that the governor and members of the State Police have acknowledged direct contact with a woman who had filed for an order of protection against a senior member of the governor’s staff is a very serious matter,” she wrote. “These actions are unacceptable regardless of their intent.”

The resignation, at 2 p.m., came on a day when New York’s political establishment reeled at the news of Mr. Paterson’s involvement, with some of the beleaguered governor’s few remaining allies publicly suggesting that he should end his campaign for election.

Ms. O’Donnell, a former federal prosecutor and social worker, wrote that she found the breach “particularly distressing” in an administration “that prides itself on its record of combating domestic violence.

“The behavior alleged here is the antithesis of what many of us have spent our entire careers working to build,” she added, “a legal system that protects victims of domestic violence and brings offenders to justice.”

velko, Thursday, 25 February 2010 23:39 (ten years ago) link

it's so over for this dude.

carne asada, Friday, 26 February 2010 03:50 (ten years ago) link

this state police thing is something that happens in 24 tbh

J0rdan S., Friday, 26 February 2010 03:51 (ten years ago) link

this guy is sketchy as all hell in the polls already and the whole situation has the leadership shook

carne asada, Friday, 26 February 2010 04:00 (ten years ago) link

"After all you have heard, there's one rumor I will confirm, I am running for governor this year," Paterson said to a crowd of about 400 at Hofstra University. "They haven't knocked us down yet and they never will."
Feb 20, 2010

Two weeks ago, Paterson beat back speculation that he wouldn't seek reelection, or that he might step down: "The only way I'm not gonna be governor next year is at the ballot box, and the only way that I'll be leaving office before is in a box"

velko, Friday, 26 February 2010 18:27 (ten years ago) link

ice cold

idgi, mon (k3vin k.), Friday, 26 February 2010 21:56 (ten years ago) link

who mourns for David Paterson?!?

there can be only but steam that smells of shit and weaklingness (Eisbaer), Friday, 26 February 2010 23:32 (ten years ago) link

is Cuomo fils crazy? this chair is cursed

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:40 (ten years ago) link

totally sets him up for a 2018 presidential run.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:54 (ten years ago) link

er, 2016. or 2020. whatever.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:55 (ten years ago) link

the end seems to be near

A leading women’s rights group that had once praised Gov. David A. Paterson for his work on violence against women is now seeking his resignation, saying his intervention in a domestic violence case involving a top adviser was inappropriate and disappointing.

The New York chapter of the National Organization for Women issued the call for Mr. Paterson’s resignation on Tuesday morning, after The New York Times reported that the governor had directed two state officials to reach out to a woman who had accused Mr. Paterson’ senior adviser, David W. Johnson, of assaulting her.

“This latest news is very disappointing for those of us who believed the governor was a strong advocate for women’s equality and for ending violence against women,” said Marcia A. Pappas, the group’s president. “We at the National Organization for Women-New York State believe that in spite of the governor’s heretofore excellent record on women’s issues, it is now time for the governor to step down.”

The New York National Organization for Women, an influential player in the Democratic Party, had previously expressed concern only about Mr. Paterson’s involvement in the case, but it had stopped short of asking him to leave office.

NEW YORK -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says Gov. David Paterson would have to resign if allegations that he abused his power are proven true.

Associated PressDemocratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed by Gov. Paterson, says the governor should step down if power was abused. Paterson's role in a domestic abuse case against a top aide is being investigated by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The New York Times on Tuesday reported that the governor had personally directed two state employees to contact the woman who made the complaint.

Paterson supporters say there is more to the story.

Gillibrand told NY1 that if the allegations are true, then the governor will be unable to govern and will have to step down.

Paterson appointed Gillibrand to her Senate seat more than a year ago when Hillary Rodham Clinton became secretary of state.

jeezus, Richard Ravitch really IS the Lt Gov??? didn't a court throw that appointment out?? he's like 85 years old.

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 02:31 (nine years ago) link

lol dave, can't catch a break huh?

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson, trying to hold onto office in the face of one scandal, was accused Wednesday of violating state ethics laws when he sought and obtained free Yankees tickets for the 2009 World Series and then may have lied about his intention to pay for them, according to a state report.

He faces penalties of nearly $100,000, and the case was referred to the Albany County prosecutor's office and the state attorney general for possible criminal investigation into whether Paterson — "or anyone else" — gave false answers to commission questions or backdated a check to pay for the tickets.

The charge isn't directly related to the scandal now plaguing Paterson over contact he and others in his adminstration had with a woman who accused a top Paterson aide of domestic violence. But the Public Integrity Commission said the aide in the scandal, David Johnson, was one of Paterson's four guests getting tickets for the Oct. 28 World Series game provided by the Yankees.

Four days later, also in the Bronx, Johnson was accused of domestic violence by his then-girlfriend, a case that now threatens Paterson's job and administration.

Paterson could face a penalty of $80,000 for violating the state gift ban for elected officials. The commission's investigation also charged that Paterson violated a provision prohibiting the governor from using his official position to secure unwarranted privileges. That could cost another $10,000.

There was no immediate comment from the governor's office.

sometimes a dude just wants to go see the yanks

max, Wednesday, 3 March 2010 21:27 (nine years ago) link

resisting urge to go for cheap blind man joke there

Gov. David A. Paterson will be governor on Friday. After that? He will not say.

As Mr. Paterson ducked out of a side entrance to the Yale Club in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, he offered a simple “yes” when asked if he would still be governor on Friday.

But when asked whether he would be governor next week, the governor was silent. He ignored other questions posed by a group of reporters who trailed him as a small coterie of his aides hustled him into a waiting Chevrolet Suburban.

The vehicle then drove off, heading east on 44th Street.

Mr. Paterson was at the Yale Club on Thursday having lunch in the rooftop dining room with former Mayor David N. Dinkins and a 13-year-old boy who is blind.

Mr. Dinkins said as he was leaving the club that he does not believe Mr. Paterson should resign. “What’s to be served by trying to force him from office now?”

Outside the Yale Club’s rarefied air, however, it was another day of difficult news for the governor.

Mr. Paterson’s communications director, Peter E. Kauffmann, announced his resignation on Thursday, saying that he could not “in good conscience” continue in his job. He has been with the governor for just over a year.

A report issued on Wednesday by the New York State Commission on Public Integrity concluded that Mr. Paterson lied under oath while testifying about his acceptance of free tickets to the first game of the World Series last fall. The report also stated that while Mr. Paterson testified that he always planned to pay for the tickets and had taken a check with him to the game for that purpose, he told Mr. Kauffmann the opposite.

In his testimony, Mr. Kauffmann stated that the governor said he did not have to pay for the tickets because he was attending the game in his official capacity as governor.

what kind of a jackass do you have to be to not even get PETTY GRAFT right?!? shaking down sports teams for tix is like Corruption 101 for small-time outerborough hacks.

Tommy Wiseau's Ass, Can You Hear Me? (Eisbaer), Thursday, 4 March 2010 23:25 (nine years ago) link

I'm no Paterson fan, but how much did Giuliani pay for his Yankee tix all those years?

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 March 2010 03:08 (nine years ago) link

didn't they GIVE him a WORLD SERIES RING?

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 March 2010 03:09 (nine years ago) link

i've wondered about that myself, morbz.

Tommy Wiseau's Ass, Can You Hear Me? (Eisbaer), Friday, 5 March 2010 04:55 (nine years ago) link

i mean, either these ethics rules that Paterson allegedly ran afoul of are post-Giuliani, or not applicable to mayors, or no-one bothered to go after Giuliani (oh, the Pataki days).

Tommy Wiseau's Ass, Can You Hear Me? (Eisbaer), Friday, 5 March 2010 04:57 (nine years ago) link

good thing that this jackass isn't running for re-election, because this horseshit certainly isn't going to boost his popularity.

Jonsi's on a vacation far away (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 22:32 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...


bearing in mind that this is still NEW YORK, it's kinda heartwarming to see that this is gonna pass, and to see the bad guys reduced to their lame talking points but with ultimately no power to block or dilute the bill

youngdel griffith (k3vin k.), Saturday, 3 July 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Maybe this is the best thread for paper-ballot debutante screwups.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 14:39 (nine years ago) link

Polling places opening 3 hours late, poll workers hovering behind voters...


kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 17:34 (nine years ago) link

ok, I'm assuming all you voters vote in the evening.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 19:28 (nine years ago) link

This should lighten your heart, Morbs: The FBI has been investigating Cuyahoga County (i.e., Cleveland and environs) for years. Last week our 13-year County Auditor, Frank Russo, resigned in the face of a 21-count Federal indictment charging him with bribery and corruption from nearly his first day in office. Today in culminated in the arrest of one of our County Commissioners, Jimmy Dimora, a longtime Democratic machine politician and scumbag, along with two county judges and five other people: http://www.cleveland.com/countyincrisis/index.ssf/2010/09/county_commissioner_jimmy_dimo_1.html

So hey, things are tough all over!

Shock and Awe High School (Phil D.), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:48 (nine years ago) link

saw abt 5 mins of Paladino speech last night, what a feeble figure.

A vote for Scneiderman as AG was relatively meaningful given less-than-20,000 win margin, now let's see him come through.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 15:10 (nine years ago) link

peace out to espada

max, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 16:03 (nine years ago) link

looks like Andy Cuomo is actually gonna hafta start speaking now so the knuckledragger doesnt become gov

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 September 2010 16:10 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...


sock recognize sock (buzza), Monday, 11 October 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) link

so that's basically it for him, right?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 11 October 2010 03:52 (nine years ago) link

is there video online of the entire "debate"?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 02:55 (nine years ago) link

and where did Paladino get the Chicago accent? tho i guess they talk fynny upstate too.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:09 (nine years ago) link

He totally has a Buffalo accent! He talks just like my uncle.

How did those other people get on the ballot?

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 13:15 (nine years ago) link

The Deomocrats didn't feel like bullying them off this time?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 13:50 (nine years ago) link

speaking of accents, how did howie hawkins get a southern one?

max, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:54 (nine years ago) link

I think he stole it from Springsteen.

totally voting HH btw

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

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