Governor David Paterson Won't Care What His Hookers Look Like

by AMANDA MELILLO · March 11, 2008

gov patersonTwenty-four hours since the scandal broke, AND....Governor Spitzer is still hanging on. I don't know who else is geeky enough to have The New York Times set as a homepage, but following the headline changes today was entertaining in and of itself. First, there was no word on resignation; then, his own aides were talking to the press and saying the resignation was probably going to happen; New York's next governor was all lined up and waiting in the wings; now, "Resignation by Spitzer Not Likely Today." Apparently, New York also hangs in limbo as we wait for him to resign. I'd say it's more like Bizarro World, like in that Seinfeld episode, as the ethics guy ends up killing his own career with high-priced hookers.

Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson is just waiting to step up to the plate. If he ascends to New York State's highest position, he will be the first ever legally blind man to hold this office. Nasty comment overheard in the newsroom: "At least he won't care what the hookers look like."