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Promised to drain the swamp that is Washington DC.
To that sunshine disinfect the congress.
Videotape is forever.
It's been a very bad week for Democrats to claim the moral high ground much like the Republicans in the mid term election year.
Of 2006 when they were saddled with scandals raging from ethics violations to gay sexual harassment.
Now it's the democrats' turn especially here in New York.
We had an upstate congressman Eric Massa who just quit after essentially acknowledging I think that he came onto a male staffer.
The chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Charlie Rangel just relinquished his all powerful post.
While our governor David Paterson is hanging by his fingernails.
It's -- up in Harlem.
Rubble behind this story is -- meeting being held.
Leaders black leaders democratic leaders here in Harlem new York at Sylvia's restaurant.
Reverend Al sharpton's called this meeting.
To discuss governor Patterson's -- -- right now it seems that the people coming out are supporting governor Paterson to stay in office.
Make sure that we -- the investigation take its course -- governments that we cohesive unit.
As we -- Already reeling from congressman Charlie Rangel having to step down from his lofty post as ways and means chairman and a cloud of controversy.
New York's black leaders have been scrambling for a solution to numerous scandals plaguing New York's first black governor.
-- Judicial system.
No matter it will take care of itself shortly after Paterson took the reins from Eliot Spitzer two years ago.
When the grim faced lawman had to own up to his -- for hookers Paterson had to disclose that he too had extramarital affairs.
Both of us committed acts of infidelity and he's been played with more recent scandals item.
The governor is -- -- medals in the domestic violence case against David Johnson.
His closest advisor calling Johnson's accuser on the eve of her testimony she dropped her complaint item.
The governor is under investigation.
Are heavily criticized deal for a lucrative gaming contract at this racetrack in Queens -- Paterson is accused of soliciting free opening day World Series tickets and that forging documents to show he actually paid for them.
It was called the World Series.
In New York would Giuliani was not -- that every game when he was the night.
I don't call -- a World Series of -- where.
Hacking wasn't there nobody said anything about that queens congressman Gregory Meeks was involved in the Harlem -- former New York mayor David -- With -- close friend of Paterson that they -- Paterson.
One of the gang of war which included congressman Rangel.
This was Harlem's political machine which manager Malcolm X Al Sharpton.
And the embattled governor the thing it's the the affection I guess to governor Paterson being.
-- the the old guard Stanley at least.
That there is that much support for him for some people.
It it's it was a it -- say to those individuals stated that they come biased and how close he was still with some other people -- is playing hard politics.
Playing hard politics Greg what's the buzz will he survive this will Paterson last out the year until his term is up.
Well her although a lot of people point out that you know.
President Bill Clinton served out his term under the article of impeachment that they should let the investigation take its course and led.
Governor Paterson answered questions who investigators about his actions well whether or not he does that.
Your daily news columnist her column in the daily politics Elizabeth Benjamin joins us same question do you think -- will survive that in the 300 or so days left.
It's hard to say -- -- he's not going to be stepping down anytime soon and that much is clear he has set a public schedule tomorrow and I -- -- they -- notice on my Blackberry is going to be at church.
And then -- -- is going to be holding a budget town hall meeting and he's going to be in all the meaning he's going to be trying to go about the business of the state.
He's not going to resign in part because I think that he as a bargaining chip in his job -- much is going to readily obvious in the power right.
-- much full rest on whether or not there are charges that are brought against him in this ethics is charged with the Yankees tickets that's been actually referred to the DA.
And then subsequently what attorney general Andrew -- finds in his report regarding abuse -- if you will of these allegations against the -- -- Mentioned in the domestic violence complaint -- that to me is far more far more serious.
-- -- that thank you.
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