The day after the election, the Times ran a comparative chart of the personal preferences of the outgoing and incoming governors. Asked how he relaxed at the Governor's Mansion in Albany, David Paterson said: "Reading in the family room." A few days earlier, Joe Fisch, the state's in ... More >>
Fun Fact! Up until today, "strangulation" was viewed by New York State's legal system as less than a misdemeanor. Unfortunately, fans of choking people have now suffered a crucial setback.
The Bronx District Attorney's office tells us that David Johnson, a former aide to Gov. Paterson, is going to be arraigned later today in Bronx criminal court on charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident last October with an ex-girlfriend, identified as Sherr-una Booker. Johnson (pi ... More >>
The governor and David JohnsonIt's a week since Judge Judith Kaye issued her 54-page report exonerating and damning Governor Paterson for his handling of a domestic violence case, and nothing has happened. That's news. Clemmie Harris, who admitted to Kaye that he tried to kill the complaint, ... More >>
The NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation has suspended a pediatric nurse in connection with the investigation of the domestic violence case involving Governor Paterson and his onetime top aide, David Johnson. The aide, whose name is not being released, was suspended without pay last week, when former ... More >>
There's good news and bad news for Governor Paterson in the just-released report by former chief state Judge Judith Kaye on the fracas stemming from the Halloween night domestic violence incident involving the gov's former top aide. The good news is that Kaye clears Paterson of any criminal ... More >>
David Paterson would have you believe that he did the only responsible thing by vetoing almost 7,000 appropriation bills passed by his former Democratic colleagues in the Legislature. He is even taking a veto victory tour, sustained by the fact that the Republican minority in the State Senate ... More >>
The recently passed Bloomberg and state legislative budgets each contained precisely the same, optimistic assumption that New York would get hundreds of millions of additional federal Medicaid funds even though the bill to provide the windfall was stalled in Congress. The Daily News said Bloomber ... More >>
It's triple witching hour for budget-crunch time, but the investigation that the governor wants everyone to forget popped back onto the public radar this morning. The Times reports that David Paterson's former top aide has taken the Fifth Amendment in two separate inquiries. Citing an unnamed ... More >>
Yes, the New York Times has yet again demonstrated how a governor's bumbling attempts at a cover-up for his personal aide were as insipid as they were bound to fail, which they did. Whatever. Don't act surprised. Nobody else is.
There are only so many ways to say "blunder," "mistake," or "fiasco," before you finally get to "out-and-out-fuckup." Which is where we've arrived today.
In a perhaps politically ill-timed decision, Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Summary for the coming year calls for $3 million to be cut from domestic violence programs, according to a coalition of anti-violence service providers. Of the $3 million, $1.25 million will adversely affect th ... More >>
A lot of people have said that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo couldn't get in the governor's race, despite his high poll numbers in prospective match-ups, because of his responsibility over the Paterson probe. Well, that's no longer a factor: Cuomo has recused himself from the probe of the governor' ... More >>
Life gets no easier for Governor Paterson. The Times finds sources who say that, even as the paper was preparing its story on Paterson aide David Johnson -- whose aggressive break-up tactics appear to have been the last straw for Paterson 2010 -- the Governor had his press secretary Marissa Shorenst ... More >>
Once the political establishment has gotten David Paterson not to run again, they turned their attention (as we noticed on Saturday) to getting him to quit. Paterson this morning reiterated: Nothing doing. The Andrew Cuomo probe of Paterson's alleged girl-abusing aide David Johnson doesn't affect ... More >>
A timeline of recent events indicates that David Paterson's views on the domestic violence case against State Senator Hiram Monserrate may well have been affected by the New York Times' investigation of similar allegations against the governor's top aide and close friend, David Johnson. In Wednesda ... More >>
In what may be the greatest hoax since the Balloon Boy didn't take that cross-country helium flight, the Great Times Probe of Governor Paterson is out and - shockingly - it turns out that the tabloid hype was just that. If not for the massive foreplay that preceded it, the Times story would b ... More >>
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