Newly Rehabilitated O’Byrne Tells Paterson to Clean House

Charles O’Byrne had some pointed advice for his former boss David Paterson during their Feb. 21 meeting. Off with their heads. According to a well-placed source, Mr. O’Byrne, the former chief of staff and powerful consigliere who left the governor’s office under the cloud of a tax scandal, told Mr. Paterson to act quickly and decisively after the disastrous Senate selection process, get rid of some advisers and institute a wholesale change in staff.  Despite some initial departures in the past few days–a communications director, a fund-raiser and, on the evening of Feb. 24, the consulting firm Global Strategy Group–the wholesale housecleaning hasn’t happened yet.

Newly Rehabilitated O’Byrne Tells Paterson to Clean House