Paterson’s Repayment

Did I miss the part of the stories about David Paterson repaying $4,500 for a ride on a casino devloper’s private jet that said he would be using campaign funds to pay for the flight?

That’s what the Syracuse Post-Standard reported yesterday.

This seems of a piece with the incomplete candor I wrote about last week, and reminds me a bit of the Times story a while back reporting that Paterson was demoting Senator Ada Smith after a scuffle — which was followed by a rowback that reported he was actually just changing her title, leaving her with her stipend and her car.