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NY Governor David Paterson: Idiot

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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9 Responses to “NY Governor David Paterson: Idiot”

  1. John D Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Paterson’s made a bigger ass of himself in the performance of his official duties than he ever could on that stage.

  2. AJ Lynch Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Should we enact an open season on career politicians? Every citizen gets to bag one per season. Sound like a plan?

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    John D - Well, as a native New Yorker, you would know. I feel your pain.

    AJ - All I want is term limits. Term limits for all of them.

  4. AJ Lynch Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I’ll settle for term limits too.

  5. Fenway_Nation Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Comments like that are why people like Paterson get elected to high office in the Empire State

    Except he was appointed in the aftermath of the Elliot-Spitzer-Hi-Paid-’Ho scandal. The true test is to see how many votes he gets if he’s running for election….

  6. Jon Brooks Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Then there could be enforced term limits…

    George : “Look at the rabbit lennie!”
    Politician: “My names not Lennie!?”
    George: cha chick…POW!

  7. RT Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    And he has the nerve to do this after he has complained about Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of him.


  8. USA_Admiral Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I still cannot believe he is such an ass.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Fenway Nation - Thanks for the correction. Where was my mind?

    Jon - Extreme, but probably effective.

    RT - My thoughts exactly. Hypocrite of the highest order.

    Admiral - Believe it. I feel badly for the people of New York.