February 16, 2010


Paterson's Confidant Draws Scrutiny

The much-anticipated New York Times story on New York Gov. David Paterson (D) that has had the political world buzzing is actually a profile of D.J. Johnson, the governor's driver-turned-confidant, who faced drug charges as a youth and who supposedly threatened several women.

After all the speculation, it's really not much for Paterson to worry about.

Ben Smith: "The story refers to the eyebrows raised by the governor's reliance on his from-nowhere aide -- though this isn't all that unusual in politics -- and the subtext of disorganization in Paterson's office aren't going to raise a lot of eyebrows in New York. And whatever the Times' sources may have said about the governor himself don't appear in the story."










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