Paterson and Dean

Just because you’re a lieutenant governor — an office that Al Del Bello famously left on the grounds that it was too boring — doesn’t mean you can’t get big Democrats to attend your fund-raiser, as this photo from last night proves.

A reader notes that Howard Dean, the DNC chairman, was in town doing his own fund-raising and Paterson’s event just happened to fit into his schedule. Paterson has also made visits to Dean’s office in Washington on more than one occasion.