Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New NY Governor Admits to 2 to 3-Yr Affair Right After Swear-In

"We move forward. Today is Monday. There is work to be done," Paterson said. "There was an oath to be taken. There's trust that needs to be restored. There are issues that need to be addressed." New York Governor David Paterson's first address to Assembly

Timing is everything.

Just hours after assuming the post of Governor of New York, Democrat David Paterson admitted to the New York Daily Post that he had an affair with a woman for "2 or 3 years" and that his liasons occurred at the West Side Days Inn in Manhattan.

We're still scratching our heads over this one, how could Paterson not remember how long the affair lasted?

That's not all. Paterson's wife also admitted to having an affair during a "rough patch in their marriage".

Paterson told the New York Daily News that not only did he meet up with his paramour at the Days Inn but that his staff, he was a state senator up in Albany at the time, also stayed at the same hotel when visiting the city. When the Daily News asked Paterson if he had stayed with anyone else at the Days Inn since the end of his "affair" in 2001 he replied that he took his wife there.
"From time to time I used to take Michelle to that hotel."
According to the Daily News when a marriage counselor recommended to the couple to "introduce new and exciting things into their marriage" Paterson said they chose the Days Inn because not only were they "trying to rekindle the romance in their marriage" but that the hotel was convenient, merely "four subway stops" from Paterson's Harlem office.

Paterson denied using government funds to pay for his hotel stays but the Daily News found this intriguing piece of a puzzle:
Records show that in September 2001, then-Sen. Paterson's campaign spent $456.46 for two nights at what was then called the Quality Hotel at 215 W. 94th St.

One check was dated Sept. 10 — the day before the 9/11 attacks — and the other Sept. 24. Both are listed as "office" expenses.

In an earlier interview with the Daily News, Paterson mentioned that his campaign paid for a staffer to stay at the hotel around the time of 9/11.
We wondered why a staff member's stay at a hotel would be referred to as "office expenses" on the then state Senator's checks to the former Quality Hotel now called the West Side Days Inn.

What other "timing" issues were there?

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Source - New York Daily Post
Source - Fox News

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