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N.Y.‘s New Governor Admits to Affair

Posted on Mar 18, 2008
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Taking charge: Gov. David Paterson headed the press off at the pass by talking to the New York Daily News about his affair.

Before the media barracuda had time to really start swarming, Eliot Spitzer’s successor, Gov. David Paterson, preempted scurrilous investigations into his skeleton closet by tossing a big one out for all to see.  As Paterson told the New York Daily News on Monday, he had a long-standing affair years ago during a rocky period in his marriage.

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“This was a marriage that appeared to be going sour at one point,” Paterson conceded in his first interview Saturday. “But I went to counseling and we decided we wanted to make it work. Michelle is well aware of what went on.”

In a second interview with Paterson and his wife Monday, only hours after he was sworn in to replace scandal-scarred Eliot Spitzer, Michelle Paterson confirmed her husband’s account.

“Like most marriages, you go through certain difficult periods,” Michelle Paterson said. “What’s important is for your kids to see you worked them out.”

The First Couple agreed to speak publicly about the difficulties in their marriage in response to a variety of rumors about Paterson’s personal life that have been circulating in Albany and among the press corps in recent days.

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By Maani, March 19, 2008 at 8:05 am Link to this comment


I think you know that that was not what I meant.


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By G.Anderson, March 18, 2008 at 11:03 pm Link to this comment

At this point time I’m wondering who didn’t have an affair?

I wish people would save their outrage for other things more worth while to be outraged about..

It’s all become more than a little bit silly..I don’t care one bit who did what to who.

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By Blackspeare, March 18, 2008 at 6:57 pm Link to this comment

Not to be outdone, the McGreevey saga nows contains episodes of a menage-a-trois which certainly adds a titillating aspect to extra-curricular sexual activities.  Of course in McGreevey’s case it was two men to one woman which is anathema. Now two women to one man is art!!!

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By hippy pam, March 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm Link to this comment

This kind of thing is goin on all over….First there was Clinton-Detroit has “the Mayor”-New York has “the gov” and now the “NEW gov”...There are MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES in AMERICA than if “joe” paid for pu**y-Let’s worry about Health Care-The Economy-Jobs-Our returning Soldiers Health Issues and Employment-The Failure of our SCHOOLS-The OVERCROWDING of our PRISONS-Let us LAY the BLAME
who should really step up and ACCEPT HIS FAILURE TO GOVERN…try him in COURT for FRAUD and LIES…Strip this man of EVERYTHING and PUT HIM IN PRISON….

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By Margaret Currey, March 18, 2008 at 1:46 pm Link to this comment
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Honesty wins out every time in a long marriage having affairs have existed for a long time but once there are children in a marriage then a marriage cannot be thrown away, maybe that they both cheated on their other half was the difference neither one was more guilty than the other, but for the sake of the children they worked it out, if everyone had marriage councling probably more marriages could be saved.

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By DennisD, March 18, 2008 at 12:44 pm Link to this comment
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An affair before he took office. That’s original.

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By Vash the Stampede, March 18, 2008 at 10:55 am Link to this comment
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Yeah, everyone should get some strange every now and then.

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By Maani, March 18, 2008 at 7:47 am Link to this comment

They had a difficult period in their marriage.  They both had affairs.  They sought marriage counseling.  They worked through the problems.  They remained married - and came out stronger for it.

If only ALL couples did the same instead of just giving up when the rough times happen!

If there is a “story” here, it is a positive one about realizing that “for better, for worse” means just that: that a couple should at least TRY to work through the difficulties before simply walking away from the marriage.


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