As we’ve long been anticipating here at TMV, New York Governor David Paterson has finally announced that he won’t be seeking a full term in the Governor’s mansion this fall. After weathering a number of accusations and approval numbers approaching those of Al Capone, the final straw seems to be a revelation that he attempted to pressure a woman accusing one of his aides of assault to drop her case. Albany insiders are already speculating that the Governor will step down, but it will be at a time and place of his choosing.
Where all of this bad news is coming from can not, as yet, be confirmed, but it’s not hard to imagine that the leaks are being generated from the team of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who will run for his office. He may have some competition, though. I hear that a New York City Madame will announce her candidacy shortly, running on a campaign slogan of, “Let’s just cut out the middle man.”