Spitzer’s out (as of next Monday). Paterson’s in.
The best piece I’ve come across on David Paterson was written two years ago by Ben Smith for the New York Observer.
Smith now writes for Politico.com, and he recycled his 2006 reporting for an article today.
The New York Times wrote about Paterson in late 2006 – along with his father, longtime Harlem pol Basil Paterson – after David was elected lieutenant governor of New York.
The younger Paterson, who is legally blind, told the Times:
“Every singe white political consultant that I ever worked with likes to promote my disabilities, and I suspect it’s to mitigate race – to give me, in their eyes, an honorary white status.”