The Paterson Solution?

ALBANY—Thursday was a day of circular progression back to a stalemate in the battle over State Senate leadership, with a Democrat almost joining the Republicans on the floor for their daily routine of “session,” but not, and Democratic lawyers almost re-filing a restraining order against State Senator Pedro Espada Jr., but balking at the bench.
One thing grew clearer by day’s end: a growing sense of futility and greater disconnect between the parties. As a result, I’ve started to hear more people on both sides of the aisle giving credence to the idea of an extraordinary session called by David Paterson, where he sets the agenda,