I feel bad for Governor Paterson. Really, I do.
He was thrown into a shitty situation, and he immediately came up against strong opposition from some New York legislators who were tired of Eliot Spitzer pushing them around. Residents of the Empire State were expecting miracles from the guy. There was no way he could deliver.
That said, it's a little crazy for Paterson to imply that his low approval ratings may be the result of "orchestrated" racism on the part of the media.
Paterson is getting bad press because pretty much everyone hates him. And everyone hates him because he's not really doing a great job.
This isn't a color thing. It's a leadership thing. I haven't spoken with a single New Yorker -- of any political affiliation -- who doesn't think that Paterson is a weak and ineffectual governor with terrible political instincts . . .
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