Thursday, March 13, 2008

Meet New York's New Governor...

I've found an excellent article by Pablo Guzman on HDTV2's website: 'Next Generation' Is Now For Wounded N.Y. - here's a snippet: "In many ways, David Paterson is a brilliant thinker. He also has a side to him that too often tries to be all things to all people."

Guzman takes a cold, hard look at New York's new leader. If that's the toughest take, we have a very special individual moving up the power chain. Someone who can and probably will be everything his predecessor was not.

Paterson is the son of Basil Paterson, former New York Secretary of State, who was the first African American Deputy Mayor of New York City, and the second African American to run for statewide office in New York (Edward R. Dudley was the Democratic nominee for New York State Attorney General in 1962). Secretary Paterson was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1970. The elder Paterson also served in the New York State Senate, in the same seat his son occupied. The elder Paterson was also the first African American vice-chair of the national Democratic Party. David is known to be an avid fan of New York sports teams, and has been known to call in to 660 WFAN radio talk shows.

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