The Asset David Paterson Can’t Wait to Deploy

ALBANY–David Paterson named Richard Ravitch his lieutenant governor to solve a leadership dispute in the State Senate. But he’s hoping for a lot more.
“The lieutenant governor, like a vice president, is an extension of the governor,” Mr. Paterson told the Observer. “I would think that because of his acumen on subjects and his well-tested decision-making capacity that he might direct some policy and even some action, but it will always be understood by he and I that he’s doing it at my behest. In other words, he’s doing it on my behalf.”
During a 30-minute phone conversation on July 19, Mr.

The Asset David Paterson Can’t Wait to Deploy