Archive for Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NY governor continues revelations

March 25, 2008

Advertisement

— New York's new governor, who disclosed last week that he and his wife both committed adultery several years ago, said Monday that he used cocaine in his 20s and smoked marijuana when he was younger.

In reference to cocaine, Gov. David Paterson, 53, said in a television interview that he "tried it a couple of times" when he was "about 22 or 23."

"And marijuana probably when I was about 20," he said on the NY1 cable news station. "I don't think I touched marijuana since the '70s."

"More Americans have tried a lot more during that period of time and gone on to lead responsible lives and hopefully have lived their lives to their fullest," he said.

Paterson was lieutenant governor under Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned last week amid a prostitution scandal.

Last week, Paterson and his wife, Michelle Paterson, disclosed they each had strayed from the marriage years ago. The couple were separated for a "couple years" at the time, David Paterson said Monday.

In Monday's interview, Paterson pointed out that he had acknowledged to a television journalist in 2006 that he had used illegal drugs.

The NY1 interviewer, Dominic Carter, noted that few people paid attention to Paterson's revelation then because he was running for lieutenant governor.

Comments

toefungus 7 years, 1 month ago

What a loser. The best the Democrats have to offer in New York?

igby 7 years, 1 month ago

Resign, or shut up and go to work. What a moron!

WHY 7 years, 1 month ago

Good for him. He is standing up and telling the truth about his life and talking about his life experience. toefungus this is not a democrat thing as you will remember jesus christ loving GW also admitted using drugs and alchohol. Drug policy in this country is destructive and the more leaders in the community who talk honestly about this issue the more likely society will change its view of the subject.

twaldaisy 7 years, 1 month ago

I think people would be hard pressed to find one candidate that did not do some type of illegal drug, even just a puff off of a marijuana cigarette, this day and age. I would rather have some one that had experimented with some type of drug and be up front about it than some pervert trying to pick up males in a bathroom or picking up male pages in congress and then saying I was drunk. Sure don't hear I was high off drugs, it's always I was drunk. And I said experimented, not currently using or addicted.

manbearpig 7 years, 1 month ago

Agnostick:

Mike Huckabee is still married to his first wife.

Ron Paul has been married to his only wife for about 50 years.

Sam Brownback still has the same wife.

When you throw out a really bad statistic at the end of your argument, it makes me doubt everything that you say; however, your point is well-taken.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.