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Paterson plays the Cuomo card

Now that his hand-picked chief judge has granted him a lieutenant governor whose main virtue seems to be having never offended the Albany crowd by saying anything interesting, Gov. David A. Paterson is reasserting his right to say interesting things in an enigmatic way..

In short, the man is at it again.

Today in Syracuse, the governor for the first time publicly stated his belief that people with ties to AG Andrew Cuomo were responsible for the leaks about Obama asking him to forgo a run for election. But he also said he didn't know of any "tangible role he (Cuomo) may have played."

He said he had never signed up to be governor and recalled, "I had this grand plan that Hillary Clinton was going to become president. Maybe the governor would appoint me to the Senate.”

An early report of the remarks is here.

 Enjoy, At least they're kind of interesting.


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