Rejoice, oh state Democrats: the White House will be interfering in your races.
With all of the delicacy, charm and raw political skill that they showed in trying to get Gov. David Paterson of NY to quit. White House Is Taking a More Aggressive Role in State Races WASHINGTON — The White House’s intervention in the race for New York governor is the latest evidence of how President Obama and his top advisers are taking an increasingly direct | Read More »
Tags: arlen specter
, Barack Obama
, bertha lewis
, david paterson
, Ed Rendell
, joe sestak
, Michael Bennet
, New York
, patrick gaspard
White House targeting… Gov. Paterson (D, NY).
They apparently started by making a quiet request that he drop out, and I’m going to guess that Paterson told them ‘no.’ So they leaked the news. To repeat: so they leaked the news. ALBANY – In a stunning request, the Obama administration has made it clear to poll-challenged Gov. Paterson that the White House would prefer he not seek election to a full four-year | Read More »
POTUS’s pushback/non-pushback on Paterson racism smear.
I mean, I wouldn’t want to get referenced during the casual race-baiting of the Governor of New York either, but it happened. Heck, it happened to me, too – at least, in the sense that I’m one of the amorphous mass of people being accused 0f racism because we think that David Paterson is an incompetent dunderhead*. Unlike the President, however, I don’t have aides | Read More »
NY Senate Watch: Paterson (D) could end this, any time?
He arguably has the authority to do so. And knows it. Groups call on Paterson to appoint Lt. Governor Citizens Union, Common Cause and Assemb. Michael Gianaris (D- Astoria) urged Paterson to exercise the authority given him by Section 43 of the Public Officers Law. The provision reads in part, “if a vacancy shall occur, otherwise than by expiration of term, with no provision of | Read More »
Whom the Gods would destroy, they first send Joe Biden: David Paterson edition.
Vice President Joe Biden is the sort of person who must be taken everywhere twice: the second time, to apologize*. Gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden backtracked yesterday from comments he made at a Democratic fund-raiser in Manhattan that were widely viewed as an endorsement of Gov. Paterson’s re-election. [snip] Speaking of Paterson Monday night, the loose-lipped Biden said, “Your once and future governor of the | Read More »
Andrew Cuomo still not running for NY Governor.
If the last month should have done anything, it should have caused NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to at least re-evaluate his decision not to challenge current Governor David Paterson for the job. Since then, Paterson’s numbers have stayed awful: 19% from Marist, 28% from Quinnipac, 18% from Siena. The consensus is that Giuliani beats Paterson; Cuomo beats Paterson; and that Cuomo beats Giuliani. | Read More »
Depressing Q-Poll about NY Gov Paterson.
Worst possible news, in fact: April 6, 2009 – Voters Say 3-1 Paterson Does Not Deserve Election, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Most Say He Should Announce Now He Won’t Run New York State voters disapprove 60 – 28 percent of the job Gov. David Paterson is doing, the lowest approval ever for a New York Governor, and say 63 – 22 percent that he does | Read More »
Gov. Paterson (D-NY): AIG Contribution not related to AIG rescue.
Good thing that he cleared that up: AIG’s $100G donation to Democrats was unknown to Gov. Paterson, he says Gov. Paterson stuck to his guns Saturday, insisting he knew nothing about a $100,000 donation from AIG to the state Democratic Party days before his office helped save the insurance giant. State Republicans charged the Democrats with stonewalling an investigation into the Aug. 29 donation, uncovered | Read More »