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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:13 PM
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My new governor has a good sense of humor about the GOP
I had such high hopes for Spitzer, and was disappointed on several fronts. Here's hoping Paterson is more liberal, more effective, yet able to stand up to them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/15/nyregion/15paterson.h...

"Mr. Paterson was asked by reporters why he also decided to meet with Senator Joseph L. Bruno, the Senate majority leader and the states ranking Republican, in Mr. Brunos office.

Mr. Paterson explained that Mr. Bruno had been kind enough to buy him lunch.

I thought it was a nice thing to do, so Im going to partake, he said, then added playfully, I brought along my tasters with me. "

:)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:17 PM
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1. He's way left of Spitzer and also seems to have a great sense of humor.
As disappointed as I am, this looks to be a great outcome. Congrats to you.

:)
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:21 PM
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2. and.."accidental" leaders often end up pretty darned good..
:)

except for Ahhhhnold :)
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:22 PM
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3. that's good to hear
i am still upset about losing Eliot. but if Paterson is more liberal and can do some good it might actually turn out pretty good in the end. Spitzer wasn't popular but i think Paterson is mostly well liked and respected and based on this joke he seems to know how to deal with pukes but not be fooled by them.

the Republicans might have made a mistake in demanding Spitzer resign. they could have just let it be and used it against him and other Dems when it came to future elections.

this is why we didn't want Craig and Vitter to resign.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:26 PM
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6. Paterson has about two decades of experience in Albany.
I think he's going to be great. It'll be a long time until I get past what Eliot did and meant, but Paterson is going to light up New York.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:29 PM
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8. He supports
HRC to the max but he's "way left of Spitzer"?

Then Spitzer must have really been a repuke!

Stands to reason.

He, like all repukes, got caught with his pants down.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:44 PM
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9. If you were a state officer in NY, would you oppose her highness?
:)

The reports since Spitzer's resignation say Paterson is significantly to the left of him. Paterson comes from a powerful political family and has a ton of experience in Albany.

It will be interesting to watch what he does now that he's in charge. :)
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:23 PM
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4. I'm liking him more and more.
Lt. Governors have long been infamous for their vapid, innocuous forgetability. Paterson seems completely wrong for that job.

I was worried. Now I'm relieved. Hope it continues. Hope a blind man has the edge in wrestling with sharks. Hope he actually hires some taste testers.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:26 PM
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5. Is he drunk?
:P

I'll just 'bet' Bruno bought him lunch but it'd be best

to remind Gov. Paterson that there are NO Free Lunches!
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:28 PM
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7. I heard him asked if he's ever been to a prostitute
he said something like, "Only lobbyists."
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:51 AM
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11. yeah, that was the other funny one I heard nt
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:20 AM
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10. There are some very instructive interviews re: Patterson on Democracy Now!
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:19 AM
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12. He sounds like a really good guy
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:19 AM by alarimer
I heard the Democracy Now program about him. I think New York will be better with Paterson at the helm than Spitzer. Spitzer just alienated a lot of people. Which is okay as AG, but probably not as Governor. I envy you, having a decent Governor. I am stuck with Rick Perry for a while. And probably not much chance of getting a Democrat anytime soon.
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