Paterson’s Hail Mary

Paterson’s surprise decision to appoint Richard Ravitch as lieutenant governor, legally questionable as it is, works for the accidental incumbent…

The Senate’s sandbox pissing match isn’t Paterson’s fault, but it sure hasn’t helped him look any more gubernatorial. Or capable. Maybe that’s why the Governor himself* called me this evening to explain what a great idea it is to bypass the constitution and open state government up to a whole new level of lawsuits and stalemates. If anything, this latest move proves that not only do we need to elect an entirely new State Senate, we also need to seriously revamp the State Constitution.

* It was a robocall – you probably got one too.