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Published:April 7th, 2009 11:49 EST
New Yorkers Hate Gov. David A. Paterson

New Yorkers Hate Gov. David A. Paterson

By Robert Paul Reyes

New York Governor Elliot Spitzer resigned in the wake of a prostitution scandal. New Yorkers breathed a sigh of relief when David Paterson was sworn in to take his place.

The Horatio Alger tale of a legally blind African American who becomes the governor of the great state of New York was enough to take away the stench left behind by Sptizer.

The feeling of euphoria in the Empire State was shortlived, one day after Paterson`s inauguration, both he and his wife acknowledged having had multiple extramarital affairs. Paterson didn`t let his disablity get in his way of chasing women, in retrospect he makes Spitzer look like a Sunday school teacher.

The highlight of Paterson`s administration was his inauguration, it`s been all downhill since then.

"Voters, by a margin of nearly 3 to 1, say Gov. David A. Paterson doesn`t deserve to be elected next year, a poll released yesterday said.

Sixty-three percent of those surveyed by Quinnipiac University said Paterson doesn`t merit a full four-year term beginning in 2011. Twenty-two percent said he should be elected.

Sixty percent disapprove of the job Paterson is doing, the lowest rating for a governor since the poll began in 1994."

James Madore/NewsDay.Com

New Yorkers are steaming mad at Paterson`s new budget which raises taxes on rental cars, cigars, beer and wine. The average citizen can`t afford to have a good time in New York anymore.

Paterson completely bungled the selection process to replace Hillary Clinton in the US Senate, he managed to infuriate everyone from Caroline Kennedy to Barack Obama.

Under normal circumstances pundits would refrain from attacking a black blind governor for fear they would be labeled an anti-blind racist. But Paterson is such a disaster that nobody is refraining from criticizing him.

Thank goodness Paterson`s term will expire in 2010, if he has a lick of sense he won`t run for re-election.