Rumor Mill in Overdrive
February 5th, 2010
Everyone in Albany is talking about it–reporters, politicians, staffers, janitors, my girlfriend’s mom — they’ve all heard about a story the New York Times is supposedly about to publish that, as the buzz has it, would likely damage Gov. David Paterson’s chances of election this fall. The rumors about the article’s focus range from matters of† political concern to out and out tawdry and salacious news about Paterson’s private life. According to the grapevine the article could hit at any moment–although the latest rumor pegs it for a Sunday release.
For years bartenders and patrons around Albany have passed around stories about Paterson’s “bad old days.” Paterson’s private life is also a hot topic for maintenance workers around the Capitol.
The rumors, whether a story actually appears or not, are probably welcome news for some Democratic leaders who are becoming more concerned about Paterson’s viability as a candidate– they would like Paterson out of the way so that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo can step up his campaign. It is also welcome news for legislators who are tired of being slapped around by Paterson in the press.By David King on February 5, 2010, 4:51 pm
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