Randy Loyd shouldn’t be the only New Yorker outraged by the recent admission of marital infidelity committed by Governor Paterson. The entire state should be calling for his resignation and demand a special election. Enough is enough already. Let’s clean house and get rid of any remnants of the Spitzer/Paterson administration and start from scratch. The rest of the country is laughing at
NY Post: BE VERY AFRAID OF THIS HUBBY
March 20, 2008 -- I'm sorry to say that Gov. Paterson's extramarital affairs are now the rule and not the exception ("Girls! Girls! Girls!" March 19). This behavior probably went on for decades undetected. With today's advanced technology, it's getting harder and harder to hide everyday goings-on. Michael Wishner,
Now I know why Michelle Paterson looked like a frightened puppy at the swearing-in ceremony for her husband: She knew what was about to be revealed.
is just another political tomcat. Evelyn Paladino , Paterson Rockville Centre
When are these guys going to learn? If you are over 40, have a high-profile position and are married, the girls are not sleeping with you for your prowess or looks, no matter what they say. It has been over 10 years since the "blue dress," and our politicians have learned nothing. Nicholas Cimato ,
Who's next in line for
governor? Ron Jeremy? New York
Brian Lamb ,
Although the public is justified in its outrage over the sex scandals surrounding Eliot Spitzer, Jim McGreevey and David Paterson, there's a bit of hypocrisy in it.
If an elected official were to suggest going after people who cheat on their spouses or have kids out of wedlock, he'd be run out of town or laughed out of office. Yet when an elected official commits those same acts, there's moral outrage. Unless this country regains some of the values that made it the great nation it once was, we can only hope to elect people who, unfortunately, truly "represent" their constituents or people who've been living in caves for the past decade or two. And I don't think anybody wants Osama bin Laden for governor. Josh Greenberger ,
Shut up about
's affairs already. Paterson
Yes, Spitzer probably had to go. But if we don't start holding our elected officials accountable to watch over the health and structure of what makes our country work, we're going to be in big trouble. If we spent less time caring about what consenting adults do behind closed doors and judging others, perhaps our current crisis would be less severe or even avoided altogether. Bear Stearns, an 85-year-old institution, imploded. Who cares? But telling us over and over about Paterson and his wife both having affairs during a rocky point in their marriage? That will protect Social Security and pensions? Sergio Caplan ,
Has another high-ranking politician used his influence, a la McGreevey, to get a love interest a well-paying job she might not otherwise qualify for? Whether or not
slept with this woman is a private matter, but whether or not he used his political clout to put her on the government payroll is a matter of public concern. Paterson
Ellen Moxley ,
has admitted to having had at least three affairs, yet states that he did not violate an oath. What about the oath of marriage? Do we really want someone to clean up our house ( Paterson ) when he can't clean up his own? What will we find out next - that he is client No. 7? Thomas DeJulio , New Rochelle Albany
Does The Post have nothing else to report? Are we to be subjected to the entire sex history of the new governor? Ashley Dupre and Monica Lewinsky have the newspapers to thank for their fame and money - without them, no one would care. Please spare everyone this sensationalism. Jean Ritter ,Staten
has said that he did nothing illegal, and his supporters say that his extramarital affairs have no bearing on his ability to govern. Paterson took a marriage vow and broke it over and over and over. On Monday, he took another vow - one that he has prematurely dishonored. The man has absolutely no integrity. How can he possibly be entrusted with the business of the state? It's unbelievable how today's elected officials have such contemptuous moral character. Are there no politicians out there who deserve our trust? Michael Maurer , Paterson Summit, NJ
The only people who seem to think that extramarital affairs are OK are the people who have them.
has no more business talking to the people of this state about values and morals than does Bill Clinton or Spitzer. Paterson 's just another government employee who believes in "Do as I say, but not as I do." John Kasprzak ,Glens Falls Paterson