Earlier this week, Assemblyman Keith Wright was quoted in the Times Union saying that David Paterson “has been vetted 10 times as much as anybody.”
But when I asked if he knew about Paterson’s affair, Wright said, “No. No. Not at all.”
“It was a personal situation,” Wright told me over the phone. “When I was talking about vetting, it was in terms of his public life.”
He continued, “We’re all still 100 percent behind him,” and added that the governor is forthright and honest.
Wright also says there’s more important issues to worry about.
Now, he told me, “we go into our conference committees to get a budget done in 10 days. It’s actually nine business days. I think that’s what we go in and do.”