Paterson’s New Flack Has It Rough

97644665 Patersons New Flack Has It RoughDavid Paterson isn’t doing his new press secretary, Morgan Hook, any favors.

On Mr. Hook’s first full day–after he was promoted when longtime loyalist Marissa Shorenstein abruptly resigned yesterday–Mr. Paterson told radio host John Gambling that he–the governor–was the person who told The Times about his phone call to a woman who had filed a domestic dispute complaint against a top aide.

The Times said that’s not the case, and that it confronted the governor’s office with information it had obtained from other sources.

“Mr. Paterson’s press office declined to clarify the governor’s comments,” reports City Room.

Tough job.