Paterson: ‘What Happened to the Handshake?’

ALBANY—In a five-minute tirade, David Paterson just told reporters it was an “outrage” that Senate Republicans would conduct such a “despicable” “dereliction of duty” by engaging in a coup that was an “unnecessary distraction from government dressed up in the cloak, falsely, of reform.”
“This is a government. Our country was founded on the basis of individualism, where people were encouraged to have beliefs, to have dialogue and flesh their problems out in public. In January, they elected the leadership in the Senate, and those individuals committed to support that person for two years. What happened to the handshake? What happened to somebody’s word? What happened to the integrity that we all believe we are advocating when we took our own oath of office?”
(It should be noted that Paterson took power as minority leader during a coup in 2003.

Paterson: ‘What Happened to the Handshake?’