Hooray for New York’s first Black governor — even if he IS a Hillary supporter ;)
David A. Paterson is the legally blind BlackÂ lieutenant governorÂ who will now becomeÂ governor of the Empire State, thanks to Gov. Spitzer’s (ahem…) indiscretions and subsequent resignation.
In 2002,Â Paterson became the New York State SenateÂ minority leader, the first non-white legislative leader in New York’s history. In 2004, he became the first legally blind person to address the Democratic National Convention. His father was the first non-white secretary of state of New York and the first African-American vice-chair of the national Democratic Party.
He will be just the fourth Black governor in U.S. History.
And hey, we forgive him for backing Hill. Me thinks his support was rooted in the desire to take over her Senate seat if she were to win. Now he collects the $200 without passing GO!Â He is SO gonnaÂ endorse Barack tomorrow!
Hooray for this!