Just Keep Digging. . .                

Was it only yesterday I was pointing out how incompetent Gov. Paterson is, and how he hasn't done anything to inspire loyalty from President Obama? Well Paterson just keeps on digging that hole:

Paterson chalked up Obama’s intervention to Washington politics.

“I understand the president’s concern and I understand concern of staff members at the White House. If you look at it from their perspective, they haven’t exactly been able to govern in the first year of their administration in the way that other administrations have, where you would have, theoretically, a period in which the new administration is allowed to pass the needed pieces of legislation.”

As Ben Smith of Politico points out:

One of the things that has made the White House angriest at Paterson is his linking his woes to the president's. The last time was about race, of course, which made it worse.

and Paterson also had this to say:

Every state accepted stimulus money – some said they weren’t, but all accepted stimulus money – it was shocking that the vote on the stimulus money for the ARRA went along party lines. Here, with the healthcare legislation, they’re talking about negotiating to get one Republican senator to vote with them – they can’t get one Republican?

Paterson really just needs to shut up, I'm pretty sure he's not even on Obama's radar right now, so why he'd go and essentially pick a fight with Obama (and Rahm for that matter) is just dumb. Paterson is trying to play with people that are many levels above him. This isn't even about "black on black crime" so to speak, this is about a Governor who apparently has no TACT at all, looking at how he handled the Caroline Kennedy situation, and how he's handling this now. I guess he's taking the Sarah Palin route, that any publicity is good publicity even if it makes you look like a complete asshole.
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