To be fair to Paterson, he didn't ask for the bitter mess that is New York politics. It was Eliot Spitzer's love for hookers that forced Paterson into the job and clearly from jump he's been overwhelmed. Paterson shouldn't resign tho, better to keep his head up and fight this latest scandal.
A scandal-scarred Gov. Paterson is pulling the plug on his short-lived election campaign.
Paterson, under investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for contacting a woman who accused one of his top aides of domestic violence, is making it official with an announcement from his Manhattan office at 3 p.m.
Top Democrats say stopping the campaign isn't enough: He should leave office now.
"If the investigation turns out the way many suspect, his resignation is almost inevitable," state Sen. Bill Perkins, who hold Paterson's old Harlem Senate seat, told WNYC.
"If that is the case, then it is in the best interest of the people of New York for him to cut bait now," Perkins insisted.