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    N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    We all know the story of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer quitting because he suffered from zipper gate issues, we have also all heard about S.C. Governor Mark Sanford taking a little trip to see his main on the side squeeze in South America,we also have Nevada Sen. John Ensign who cheated on his wife, and last for now but not least is John Edwards the worst of all who cheated on a very sick wife and fathered a love child, all while running for Prez.

    A quick review tells me this is an equal opportunity problem of poor judgment and lack of a moral compass on both sides of the isle.

    What is striking is the lack of outrage by people and some media when it comes to some of these scoundrels, and they are all scoundrels top to bottom.

    Is this something that comes with the territory when you reach a certain political level?

    I know it didn't happen to me when I was in office but it was at a much lower level of politics.

    I would like to see a uniform condemnation of all and I mean everyone of these people in public office to the point where it drives them out of office in the shame they deserve.

    Or do I have this all wrong and it's just a boys will be boys kind of thing and it's okay because these guys have high pressure jobs and need a release valve.

    I don't buy it, this is outrageous behavior by anyone but when it's someone the people trust to be honest it's even worse.


    FOXNews.com - N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

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    David Paterson has suspended a close aide and is asking for an investigation by the attorney general after a published report linked the aide to a claim of domestic violence involving a former girlfriend.

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson has suspended a close aide and is asking for an investigation by the attorney general after a published report linked the aide to a claim of domestic violence involving a former girlfriend.

    Paterson on Wednesday said he was suspending David Johnson, who rose from volunteer to driver to confidant in more than a decade of working for the Democrat. Paterson also asked Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to investigate a New York Times article's claims that state police may have pressured the woman to drop a criminal case against Johnson.

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    Re: N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    It's amazing how after two weeks of crazy rumors about a huge NYT scandal, the story turned out to be nothing. Then, a week later, this.

    Insane.
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    Re: N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    It's amazing how after two weeks of crazy rumors about a huge NYT scandal, the story turned out to be nothing. Then, a week later, this.

    Insane.

    Thats Albany for you its just one big cluster**** after another.
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    Re: N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    Sounds like we're just a few days away from Gov. Richard Ravitch.

    Paterson 'listening' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com
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    Re: N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    Why is a governor's aide being investigated for beating up his girlfriend...news?

    Lackey turns out to be asshole. Lackey gets fired and possibly arrested. What's for lunch?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Why is a governor's aide being investigated for beating up his girlfriend...news?

    Lackey turns out to be asshole. Lackey gets fired and possibly arrested. What's for lunch?
    Because that's not what happened.

    Lackey beats his girlfriend.
    Lackey's girlfriend calls cops.
    Later that night, a member of Governor's personal police detail stops by to talk to girlfriend.
    Girlfriend seeks restraining order.
    Members of Governor's personal police detail allegedly harass girlfriend.
    Girlfriend complains of harassment to judge.
    Night before final restraining order hearing, Governor calls girlfriend.
    Girlfriend never shows up to hearing, case is dropped.

    Seem a little more newsworthy now?
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    Re: N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    Well Right now you dont have to vote for Patterson.
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    Re: N.Y. Governor Suspends Aide, Seeks Investigation After Abuse Allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Because that's not what happened.

    Lackey beats his girlfriend.
    Lackey's girlfriend calls cops.
    Later that night, a member of Governor's personal police detail stops by to talk to girlfriend.
    Girlfriend seeks restraining order.
    Members of Governor's personal police detail allegedly harass girlfriend.
    Girlfriend complains of harassment to judge.
    Night before final restraining order hearing, Governor calls girlfriend.
    Girlfriend never shows up to hearing, case is dropped.

    Seem a little more newsworthy now?
    D'oh! Skimming sometimes misses things.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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