Sunday, February 28, 2010

David Paterson: Deconstruction Zone

Where have you gone, Dick Ravitch? Our state turns its empty purse to you.   (apologies to Pixar/Disney, Simon & Garfunkel and anyone else who thinks they need one)

The New York Governor's undoing may not yet be finished. There are political observers and media commenters who, like circling vultures anticipating an excellent meal, are paused in a "good things come to those who wait" hover. Speculation is rampant.

The $64,000 Question is whether David Paterson will, as he has vowed, (despite "An accumluation of obstacles") complete his term. As Friday evening closed in, I heard a couple of radio voices wondering if the New York Times had MORE bad news for the Governor.

Indeed, there's been a flurry of hits on a now dated and relatively obscure post on this humble weblog (aren't they all obscure after a week or more?) leading me to entertain the thought that there may be more information which is possibly "on hold" while the Times (and other powers)wait to see if Paterson is knocked out of the box within the next 4 weeks or so. Andrew Cuomo won't have to have to make any moves, if he doesn't want to. Cuomo's office could carry out its investigation into Paterson and the State Police, and possibly either clear the Guv -OR- fail to come up with "enough" of whatever "enough" is to make any clear cut determination. THAT would open the door for another shoe to drop. Think about it!

One thing that's for sure, when it comes to NY politics, nobody outdoes the Empire State. NOBODY!

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