Paterson was hanging out and posing for pictures with the hip-hop crowd at the Taj nightclub on West 21 Street, but we really don't see what the big deal is. The man admitted to using drugs and cheating on his wife and hadn't even been in office for a week yet. Apparently, he wanted to show voters that he had the credentials to fill Eliot Spitzer's shoes.
According to witnesses, Paterson left around 1 a.m. Come on, 1 a.m.? We New Yorkers expect our politicians to hang a little bit later than that and leave a little bit drunker so we have plenty of embarrassing stories and flimsy coverups to stew over the next day. Paterson doesn't stand a chance at re-election with this squeaky-clean image.