Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

 The salient paragraph in a Friday NY Times story, crystallizing a lot of the rap against David Paterson since he took office nearly two years ago as governor:

"Those interviewed describe the governor as remote from the most seasoned people around him, and increasingly reliant on people whom he feels comfortable with but who lack deep experience in government, including his former driver David W. Johnson and his former Albany roommate, Clemmie J. Harris Jr., who retired from the State Police on disability and has been appointed special adviser to the governor."

The story later delves into serious questions about the governor's day-to-day performance. Read it closely to decide if you think it seems like a fair evaluation.

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