What started out yesterday as relatively minor story about NY Gov. Paterson’s past sex life is starting to get a little more complicated. One affair has turned into mulitple. And according to today’s NY Post, two of the women alleged to have had affairs with Luv Guv 2.0 are on the public payroll. Patterson has also said he did not “knowingly” use campaign cash to pay for the hotel room that hosted his escapades. Here’s the Governor explaining why he came forward now:
“I didn’t want it hanging over my head,” he said.
“I didn’t want to be compromised.
“I didn’t want to be blackmailed. I didn’t want to hesitate taking an action because a person on the other end might hurt me or my family, so I just thought that this was the time to come forward and reveal this.”
None of this crossed his mind before he decided to accept the position as lieutenant governor?
It gets better. One of the women, who says Paterson helped get her her job, is Olympic gold medalist Diane Dixon. She’s repayed Paterson’s hospitality by revealing to the NY Post that she has tape recordings of the governor’s phone calls. Her explanation of all this:
Dixon, 43, said Paterson, 53, was “mostly responsible” for getting her a badly needed job earlier this month with the city Department of Education in Crown Heights’ District 17.
The job pays in the range of $48,000 to $65,000 a year, records show.
“I’m a single mom with a child. I need this job,” said Dixon, who grew up on Carroll Street in Crown Heights and won medals in the 4×400-meter relay at the 1984 games in Los Angeles and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
So, which single mom who did not have a “close personal relationship” with David Paterson is out of work because of this fraud?