Parker Attacks ‘Coke-Snorting, Staff-Banging’ Governor

ALBANY—State Senator Kevin Parker, an indicted Brooklyn Democrat who this morning was quoted saying he didn’t believe David Paterson would be elected in 2010, just told reporters Paterson is a “coke snorting, staff-banging governor.”
“If he wants to be somebody that brings us together, let him do that,” Parker said.
Several Democrats have been attacking the governor as part of the ongoing leadership struggle in the State Senate, but to my ear this is a new level entirely.
UPDATE: Parker told Liz he stood by the comments, but drew a joint rebuke from State Senators John Sampson and Malcolm Smith.
In a statement, they said “obviously this is an extraordinary situation and tempers are flaring, but we must maintain a level of civility and decorum befitting a Senator and representative of the people of New York.

Parker Attacks ‘Coke-Snorting, Staff-Banging’ Governor