Monday, March 17, 2008

Paterson to the Rescue

It has only taken one week to travel from Scandal to Salvation.

Today I listened to a couple of interviews regarding Paterson conducted by the New York Times with elected officials. It would appear from how the press is treating the transition, that both parties enjoy the civility of our new Governor.

There was always something smarmy about Spitzer. I felt while reading articles about him that he was not a very likable guy. He was tough, smart and tactical.

Regarding Paterson, I see the opposite is true. I think so little is known about him that people are generally just optimistic that he will do better.

Spitzer's campaign in public life might be over, but his appointment of officials and the agenda that he set in motion will supersede Client #9.

The coming weeks will be a good testing ground to see how the Democrats and Republicans will adjust to their new leader.

Good luck Paterson!