I am an Upper West Sider. That basically means that I am a liberal democrat. And liberal I am, but even I have my limits. And David Paterson has exceeded them.
What is going on in this state?
It wasn’t bad enough we had a governor (Elliot Spitzer) who got caught with his pants down with a prostitute (though he did inspire an excellent TV show. The Good Wife. Go Julianna Margulies!), or that we had a convicted girlfriend beater, Hiram Monserrate, in the NY State Senate. No that wasn’t enough for the past few years.
What we really needed was for the guy that replaced our scandal ridden governor to be in the middle of his own scandal. It seems (though so far he has denied everything) that Governor Paterson, the first African American Governor of New York, when he learned that one of his advisers had been accused of domestic abuse, used his power and influence to try to “make it go away.”
Does anyone see a pattern here?
All of these men – all of whom vowed to uphold the law – chose to disregard it. And all of their transgressions involved some sort of exploitation, bullying, or violence towards women.
Read more of my rant…and some STAGGERING statistics on violence in NYC by clicking over to NYC Moms Blog.