Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: August 28, 2009
Girlieman: Governor David Paterson
Antics: Blames failures on racism
With his approval ratings in the crapper - 30% now, but they have been as low as 18% - New York Governor David Paterson isn’t thrilled spitless about his chances of being elected to the governorship. Getting the job, after Eliot Spitzer’s hooker scandal made room for Davie at the top, was a piece of cake, but keeping the job that he now holds isn’t going to be a slam dunk. Why? His policies, his pathetic performance, haven’t been a voter-inspiring success.
With Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ready, willing, and eager to give himself a promotion up the political food chain, Davie boy isn’t looking forward to the forthcoming election cycle. Feeling vulnerable, and unable to present a convincing argument for his candidacy, David Paterson played a depressingly familiar card from the bottom of the deck, the Race Card:
Gov. Paterson blamed a racist media Friday for trying to push him out of next year's election - launching into an angry rant that left even some black Democrats shaking their heads. "The whole idea is to get me not to run in the primary," Paterson complained on a morning radio show hosted by Daily News columnist Errol Louis.
He suggested that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the country's only other African-American governor, also is under fire because of his race. "We're not in the post-racial period," Paterson said. "The reality is the next victim on the list - and you can see it coming - is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than trying to reform a health care system." (N. Y. Daily News)
Did this ‘racist media punks are out to get me’ bull crap work? Not exactly. Melanin-Enriched state Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn), thinks that Davie needs to grow a pair:"He's given the media more than enough to feed on with the incompetence shown in his administration. To quote Michael Jackson, he should start with the man in the mirror."
The only person impeding David Paterson’s political ambitions is David Paterson. His suckage as New York state’s chief executive is his own doing. For blaming the great white bigot...for his steadfast refusal to accept responsibility for his own actions, Governor David Paterson is the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.