The man who has overcome a profound disability to become governor says he won't be chased away by a President who tried to push him aside due to low poll numbers.
Governor David Paterson was on Meet the Press today and continued to defy the leader of his party. I think the governor has his sympathizers who realize he means well and is trying to play a bad hand.
The Democrats will likely nominate Andrew Cuomo next year and Mr. Cuomo will probably be the next governor. Having to push Paterson aside at a convention or in a primary is a bit more messy, but it will happen. If he doesn't have the votes he loses.
Maybe he will preside over a budget showdown that will accomplish something this winter. If that's the case, his fortunes will turn and he can say he did it without the White House. More likely, Albany will be at impasse, nothing will get done, and David Paterson's ambitions will collapse under their own weight.
Either way he can say , as Sinatra did, "I did it my way."
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