The Last Thing David Paterson Wanted

If David Paterson seems particularly anguished by the lunacy unfolding in and around the State Senate chamber, it’s for good reason: His chance for political redemption is slipping away—and there’s not much he can do about it.
The governor’s political comeback strategy, to the extent he has one, relies on using his incumbency to showcase his executive prowess and build public confidence in his leadership. This means pushing high-profile legislation through the Assembly and Senate and signing it into law. With a series of popular legislative achievements, Paterson, the thinking goes, would then find voters much more receptive to giving him a chance at a full term in 2010.

The Last Thing David Paterson Wanted