Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Meet the New Governor of New York State
That gentleman to the right is the new governor of New York State. His name is David Paterson. Click here to read his Wiki entry. He sort of got the job by default. His predecessor resigned because he violated a whole bunch of laws and ethics by transporting money, via the banking system, in order to solicit a prostitute (violates: The Mann Act), not to mention just being an all-around sleaze-ball, hypocrite, just like all the Republican and Christian assholes who've gotten caught with their hands in the sexual cookie jar over the past few years.
So, the "Steamroller" is gone and now New York has it's first African-American, visually impaired (i.e., legally blind), governor.
I personally like Governor Paterson. He likes LGBT people. He's been pro-marriage for us since the early 90's. He, his wife and kids, live in Harlem, a district he has represented for decades. His father was important in both New York and National Democratic politics (vice-chair of the national party organization).
Governor Paterson has also staunchly defended stem-cell research.
Now Spitzer is gone. It's time to move on.
The King is dead. Long live the King.