Is it true the Governor may bail, or are such speculative stories merely the work of pro-Cuomo media anxious to so dirty up Governor Paterson that it would be consdired OK for Andrew Cuomo to wage a campaign against a sitting Democratic chief executive ?
The NY Post did run the story of the New Jersey lunch with an attractive "family friend." Then there was the story of Mansion romps that prompted the Governor to ban his State Police security detail from the living quarters at night. And how about the appearance on ABC's "The View" in which Mr. Paterson talked about his seeminlgly open marriage.
It was widely assumed Governor Paterson could be persuaded to make way for a Cuomo candidacy by merely announcing he would not run and taking a cushy job in the Obama administration.
Mr. Paterson balked at that and has stated he intends to run. Meanwhile his hard nosed stance on spending has actually helped his poll numbers.
Any number of people would like him to go away, including the state's powerful public employee unions for whom spending restraint is anathema.
By merely suggesting he is going off the deep end, opponents hope to quickly discredit the Governor in time for Andrew Cuomo's candidacy announcemnt in March. Polls show the attorney general would easily win the race for governor.
The Press Republican - Article: NY Gov. Paterson future in doubt