You have admire Governor David Paterson, at least a little. If we take him at his word that he will, in fact, seek re-election next year—in spite of his low poll numbers and a looming challenger preparing to bury him with fund-raising—it becomes something extraordinary that he continues to tell stories about showing up drunk to official ceremonies, and about urinating on his political opponents.
Despite that fact that he is, for now, a candidate for statewide, he is refusing to modulate his non-election-year persona. David Paterson, whatever he is, is not a bore.
The governor admitted to a rather wild past when he assumed the office and he’s continued to enjoy the night life, even as he talks about his back-up plan.
Please proceed, Mr. Paterson.