The new New York governor, David Paterson, has come out immediately and said that at one point he had an affair but that is all in the past now.
I’ve got to say, even though I’m tanked up on hateful painkillers and can barely ascertain what direction I’m facing I’m just living for these tri-state governor scandals. Why, it’s just one thing after another. First, Jim McGreevey a few years ago: a closet homo, then John Corzine: the only mayor in the country with a beard (oooOOOOOooooo, sneaky and suspicious…) and then Elliot Spitzer: caught paying hookers for sex in another state while taking a hard line on prostitution in his professional life. Now this, David Paterson and his wife admit they both had affairs but reconciled the situation years ago
"This was a marriage that appeared to be going sour at one point," Paterson told the Daily News. "But I went to counseling and we decided we wanted to make it work. Michelle is well aware of what went on.".
This is what you have to do when you’re a governor in the tri-state area. You have to quickly pre-empt everything yourself I guess because these states are so steeped in sexual scandal. Just being here is sexually scandalous let alone being the governor of one of the states. Mind you, it’s smart of him because it’s actually no big deal at all that he had an affair but you just know that there are some people who would be digging around constantly to come up with ways of usurping his power.
This way, no one can even try and drag the argument down that way; he’s already cut off that option. Actually, it really seems like he’s taken Cody Diablo’s routine and run with it. Just out yourself and get on with it.
Why don’t people do that kind of thing more often. Like walk into a room and scream out things like “I go through people’s medicine cabinets, I’m freeballing right now and I hate children” so that when it inevitably comes up at the dinner table later on no one can say anything about it. [source]