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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I, for one, don't really care whether newly sworn-in New York Gov. David Patterson and his wife had affairs.

But the New York Daily News thought it was important to get the low down on marital rough patches and breakdowns that took place almost 10 years ago when he was a state senator. Important enough to offer a moralistic comparison to the philandering ways of Eliot Spitzer and ex-New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey.

Except that Spitzer was a hypocrite whose every public action proclaimed moral crusader and he got caught in an FBI money laundering sting with high-priced hookers. And that McGreevey is a gay man who outed himself.

If Paterson strays while he is governor, that MIGHT qualify as news, depending on with who, if he pays for it and how. If only our newspapers cared as much about elected officials who do it to taxpayers and the Constitution.

Or corporate chieftains who do it to our retirement accounts.

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