Paterson and the National (Fake) News Spotlight

Governor David Paterson is set to appear on the Colbert Report tomorrow, according to his official schedule.

Paterson’s predecessor Eliot Spitzer appeared on the show, and tried to out-funny the faux-conservative anchor, leading to a profoundly unamusing segment.

In practical terms, it should be a chance for Paterson to grab some of the national exposure he sort of missed out on at the Democratic convention last week, at which a) Chuck Schumer forgot to introduce him at a breakfast in front of the New York delegation, b) he was reportedly asked to focus his 4 p.m. convention remarks on people with disabilities rather than the economy, his hot issue back home, and c) he got edged out of CNN’s camera shot during Hillary Clinton’s big moment on the floor during roll call.