David Paterson: I'm Not Quitting

And NY governor says he's still got the power to run state
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2010 12:27 PM CST
David Paterson: I'm Not Quitting
New York Gov. David Patterson arrives in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

OK, OK: David Paterson won't run for a new term, but he's still running the decaying Empire State, and he's certainly not quitting. Resigning is "off the table," the embattled New York gov said today. "In terms of authority of power, I have the power." As for allegations that he threw his weight around to cover up an aide's domestic violence case, Paterson dismissed them as "hysteria I have been a victim of the past month," adding, "I find the whole discussion to be very remote from the issues we are facing right now." (More David Paterson stories.)

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