Wednesday, March 12, 2008
New York's 1st times two!
Lt. Gov. David Paterson is expected to succeed disgraced Gov. Eliot Spitzer who is expected to resign following a sex scandal.
In doing so, Lt. Gov. David Paterson will not only become the first black governor of New York but since he is legally blind, he will also become the 1st blind and disabled governor since Franklin D. Roosevelt.
53-year-old Paterson is a native New Yorker and is the son of former state Sen. Basil Paterson who also the 1st black to hold the office of Secretary of State.
By all accounts, Paterson is up for the task despite his handicap.