Sex Scandal Will Take Down Another NY Governor
David Paterson will resign after New York Times exposé: source
By M. Morris, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2010 4:45 PM CST
Then-candidates David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer campaign in Cheektowaga, NY, May 31, 2006. Paterson, the lieutenant governor, succeeded Spitzer as governor March 17, 2008.   (AP Photo/Doug Benz,File)

(Newser) – Less than 2 years after extramarital indiscretions cost Eliot Spitzer the job, a sex scandal is about to chase his successor as New York governor out of office. Media circles have been abuzz with reports that the New York Times is working on an exposé involving Paterson's personal life and the hammer is about to come down, a source tells Business Insider.

The Times story—presumably quite the bombshell, given that on Paterson's second day as governor, he acknowledged cheating on his wife—will probably appear tomorrow. Daily News columnist Elizabeth Benjamin reported last week it "will be far worse" than the revelation that followed Paterson's swearing-in.

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fancygapva
Feb 10, 2010 1:54 AM CST
Excellent comment catrinavee. Keep it up.
brawne
Feb 9, 2010 8:22 AM CST
God ram--they are all just humans. Our founding fathers--so human, sex is a fine and great thing--the first newspaper was started By Hamilton to inform everyone that Jefferson was fucking a slave--well, yes he was, she was his wife's half sister and on her deathbed he promised his wife he would never marry--she'd had a wicked stepmother--and he stuck to that pledge, he never married and he loved her and missed her terribly and poor Sally Hemmings--same father. So Hamilton is going to take him down with this and then Jefferson starts the second newspaper about the fact that Hamilton had a thing for married women. When Burr killed Hamilton in that duel it was over a woman that neither one of them was married to--but she was married. People been fucking a while now and using it to win--wide stance, fuck you. Larry Craig was caught in the page scandal in the eighties and everyone knew, but it was his state and they voted for him anyway. Now, you hear something today and act like you know something--if you knew how many married closeted gays there were in your government--you'd shit. Cause--they are wicked bright and if you need a room decorated, hello--who goes to a chick? Personally, I go for the best person for the job--whether it's a seat on the Supreme Court or my new den furniture. Grow up.
catrinavee
Feb 9, 2010 8:17 AM CST
What ever happened to the motto "All the News That's Fit to Print"? Instead of informing the public about serious issues like the recent Supreme Court decision on corporate donations to political campaigns, or global warming, or the American auto industry, or the national debt, the media treats us to one sex scandal after another. These are feeding frenzies aimed at the lowest possible tastes. Americans are coming to resemble to vulgate of sncient Rome; ignoramuses who were kept complacent, being entertained by "Bread and circuses."