Paterson Gets Punchy as Convention Winds Down

DENVER—Here’s David Paterson and City Councilman Hiram Monserrate in the lobby of the Sheraton last night after the Obama speech,

DENVER—Here’s David Paterson and City Councilman Hiram Monserrate in the lobby of the Sheraton last night after the Obama speech, where Monserrate seemed happy to get to the side of the man who made him the Democratic nominee (and favorite) for a State Senate seat.

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Back in June, Paterson named the incumbent Monserrate was challenging, State Senator John Sabini, as head of the state’s Racing and Wagering board, ending their primary fight, which looked like it was going to be a tough race for Sabini.

Right before this picture, Paterson was horsing around and insisted on switching roles. He put his chief of staff, Charles O’Byrne, in the shot, as the blind governor tried to take the picture.

It didn’t seem to work out. Paterson put the viewfinder up by his eye, but fell into hysterics multiple times before he handed the camera off to someone else.

Paterson Gets Punchy as Convention Winds Down