Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hell Hath No Fury like a Very Big Man Who’s Wife You Slept With

Looks like the newly sworn in Governor will have more to contend with than just passing the state budget on time. Governor Paterson has infuriated the husband of one his concubines and this guy looks a lot more menacing than Senator Joe Bruno. The jilted husband is an insurance executive by trade but looks like a heavyweight boxing champion. I hope Paterson quickly gets about a dozen medieval hard hitting pipe wielding storm troopers to create a wall between him and big bad Randy Loyd before someone gets hurt.

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 New York as we become an embarrassment to the entire nation. The state legislature should appoint top ranking officials from both parties to oversee budget negotiations and then approve it before the deadline. Then a special election should be called so “the people” of New York can vote the next sexual deviant into office (it’s hard not to be cynical these days).


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, Manhattan

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. Paterson is just another political tomcat. Evelyn Paladino , 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 , Manhattan

Who's next in line for New York governor? Ron Jeremy?
Brian Lamb ,Swampscott, Mass.

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 ,Brooklyn

Shut up about Paterson's affairs already.

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 ,Manhattan

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 Paterson 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.
Ellen Moxley ,Orange, NJ

Paterson 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 (Albany) when he can't clean up his own? What will we find out next - that he is client No. 7? Thomas DeJulio , New Rochelle

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 Island

Paterson 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 , Summit, NJ

The only people who seem to think that extramarital affairs are OK are the people who have them. Paterson 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


Anonymous said...

Wait a second....isn't Patrick the same guy who supported a RAPIST named Dennis Gallagher and didn't want him to resign? Now he wants the Governor to resign because he had an affair????

Let me see if I get it. If you have a consensual relationship you should resign and be publically flogged but if you rape a woman that's ok?

I'm wondering if Patrick's sense of disgust toward David Patterson and pity toward Dennis Gallagher has anyhting to do with the fact that patterson is a Democrat, and Gallagher a Republican?

Now that Elliot Spitzer resigned after being with a prostitute, I'm wondering when Republicans will call for Senator David Vitter (R-LA)to resign after he was connected with a call girl operation in DC.

Funny how the Democrats chased Spitzer out of town but when Vitter came back to the Senate the Republicans gave him a standing ovation.

Quite a sense of morality and selective outrage my Republican friends have....

Mr. Mojo Risin

NY Zeitgeist said...

Patterson and his wife were on the outs at the time and very near a divorce. After he and his wife reconciled, he told her. She forgave him. They went to counciling. It is nobody elses business! Much more different than a happily married man taking a bar patron to his office and taking advantage of her.

Linda said...

Hey Mojo I agree with you. We should hold all our elected officials to higher standard since we entrust them with our confidence. Republican or Democrat should conduct themselves in a manner that is beyond reproach. Maybe I am naive.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Linda. I think we should have confidence in our officials. But I do understand human failings.

I'm of the opinion that I think we need to treat politicians like we would a surgeon that going to operate on your child. Can he do the job? Is he the most qulaified? Is he going to save my child's life?

The fact is I really could care less who he/she sleeps with or what they do behind closed doors, nor do I want to know either.

The great shame of it is, a lot of politicians come across as holier than thou, and spend their whole lives attacking the morals of others, when they themselves are often far worse than the people they attack.

I want politicians to take care of my city, state and country. Make sure I have a job, and my kids are safe.

Pretty simple stuff..

Mr. Mojo Risin...