Look for the bum's rush treatment to start soon as Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and the Democratic Party establishment try to stampede uncooperative and marginally unpopular Governor David Paterson out of the way. The goal is to get Cuomo in the race by March and party leaders who want a piece of the new admnistration best get on board....
Yesterday's stalker photos of the Governor having lunch with a family friend and then suddenly quotes appear on how Paterson should pay attention to the office instead of having lunch in New Jersey.
You will see....oops are seeing stories....about various party leaders saying its time to move aside for Andrew.
The presence of an incumbent Democratic officer duly elected to statewide office four years ago continues to pose a problem as normally to suggest pushing that person aside is heresy. Especially since that person is the state's first black governor.
It will be interesting to see if Paterson, who does have his suppporters, can withstand the clamors of the chattering class, especially hostile media like the NY Post.
Look for the party regulars, the unions, and the advocacy groups to use the coming budget process to excoriate Paterson in Democratic circles. Ironically, more conservative voters are rallying to Paterson's side, but that won't help him with the cultish left wing types that call the shots in the NYC DP and the Working Families Party.
Maybe Paterson shold start talking to Mike Long.