Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Eliot Spitzer Resigns; David A. Paterson will become Governor

Eliot Spitzer has resigned as Governor of New York. David Paterson will become Governor of New York on Monday. Paterson will become the first African-American Governor of New York. He will be the first Governor of New York with a disability since Franklin Roosevelt.

Here are some articles on Paterson from today's NYTimes:

Paterson to Ascend to Power in Midst of Storm

Now a Different, but no less Dogged, Governor

Joy in Harlem at Paterson's Elevation

One from The Nation:

David Paterson: Activist, Progressive...Governor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Spitzer is gone will Vitter follow?
After years of Spitzer's holier then thou attitude, the Governor of New York announces his resignation at a press conference.
Eliot Spitzer (Client # 9) with his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, at his side, announced that His resignation will take effect on Monday. For those with out a TV, comes two days after news broke that he had been a customer of a very high price prostitution ring.

Spitzer's resignation call into question when David Vitter will also drop out of his position in the senate.
This after his phone number showed up on a list of phone records in the case against Deborah
Jeane Palfrey, aka "the D.C. Madam."
The list of politicians disgraced in sex scandals is a long one, including some of the very "Founding Fathers" of this country.

Republican Senate. Larry Craig, ( Wide- Stance ) of Idaho, in August 2008, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct in a sting that targeted Gay sex in a Minneapolis men's airport bathroom.

Republican Rep. Mark Foley, of -Florida., resigned last fall after it was discovered he was sending sexually explicit messages to underage male pages.

Republican James McGreevey resigned as the governor of New Jersey in November 2004 after admitting to an affair with a male employee.

Democrat President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 for lying under oath in a probe into his extramarital affair with intern Monica Lewinsky. This leaving parent everywhere
trying to explain to their 10 year old children, why "The Blue Dress" was important in the case.

Republican Senator Bob Packwood, Ore., in 1995 resigned his seat after being accused of sexual misconduct by 29 women. Creating an income stream for those that
offer Sexual Harassment sensitivity classes .
Republican Rep. Donald Lukens, of Ohio, was convicted for paying a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him in 1988

These are just a fraction of those that one could list. Clearly these actions are taking place of both sides of the "Left" and "Right" These acts seem to come up so often that they almost seem like part of the job description.

It is sad to see a man's life time of hard work flushed down the drain, but he is the one that pulled the lever.