Thursday, February 25, 2010
Everyone knows the New York Times hates NY Gov. David Paterson. In fact, in recent weeks, the Old Gray Lady made bringing down the governor their raison d’etre.
The Times’ first two hit pieces on Gov. Paterson didn’t have much traction and were dismissed by just about everyone as whiny, Manhattan journalism at its worst. But their third, most recent hit piece on Paterson could succeed. Charges of hypocrisy, violence against women and abuse of power just might lead to Paterson either resigning from office or deciding not to run for reelection in November.
The article describes the brutal beating by Gov. Paterson’s 6 foot, 7 inch driver and BFF, David W. Johnson, allegedly gave an ex-girlfriend last Halloween.
From the Times article:
According to the woman’s account, Mr. Johnson confronted her in their bedroom, choked her, tore her Halloween costume off, pushed her into the dresser and then continued to choke her with one hand.
In her account, she screamed for Mr. Johnson to stop and then screamed for the help of a friend who was visiting. The woman said Mr. Johnson first took one telephone from her to prevent her from calling the police, and then chased her into another room when she went to find a second phone.
Mr. Johnson then turned to the woman’s friend and told her to leave, “if you know what’s good for you,” according to the woman’s account.
After the altercation, the woman says she was pressured by the New York State Police into not pressing charges. Just who were these State Police? A member of the special detail who protects the governor and David W. Johnson. If the charges are true, it’s just another example of why New York is an ungovernable banana republic run by a group of scoundrels and assholes.