By Wyatt Earp | April 21, 2009
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You have to hand it to New York Governor David Paterson; The second he makes an ass of himself, he learns his lesson . . . before making an even bigger ass of himself.
Gov. David Paterson, who is legally blind, used his response to last night’s LCA show to hit back at an 1199/GNYHA TV ad released during the budget battle that featured a blind man in a wheelchair slamming the governor’s proposed health care spending cuts.
Paterson was pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair. He was wearing sunglasses, a white shirt and a silver necklace over his tuxedo pants - an outfit similar (minus the tux) to the one worn in the ad by 52-year-old Juan Pietri when he asked the governor: “Why are you doing this to me?”
This is, for the record, the same governor who chastised Saturday Night Live for making fun of his disability.
Ding, ding, ding! Hypocrisy alert!
In his nearly five-minute response, Paterson left very few targets unskewered, taking aim at reporters, labor unions, goo-goos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and even his own free-spending ways vis-a-vis the executive mansion. (H/T - New York Daily News)
If you watched the video, you can see what an idiotic stunt this was, especially by the sitting governor of New York state. Paterson committed political suicide in my opinion, although at least one commenter at the link that applauded his “wonderful sense of humor.”
Uh-huh. Comments like that are why people like Paterson get elected to high office in the Empire State. Thankfully, he has little future left in New York politics. You’d have to be blind not to see that. Heh.
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