Last week, we had the decline and fall of New York governor Eliot Spitzer over his involvement as a regular client of a pricey prostitution ring. Yesterday, we had tawdry allegations by Theodore Pedersen, an aide to former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, claiming that from 1999 to 2001 he had weekly three-way sexual trysts with McGreevey and his wife Dina Matos McGreevey. This was before McGreevey was elected governor; later, he would be driven from office by a gay sex scandal.
So what sort of salacious story do we have today? Well, another New York governor has admitted to having an affair, and his wife has admitted to affairs of her own as well. Who? Why, the freshly-minted Governor David Paterson, who was only sworn into office at 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Seems that Gov. Paterson and his wife were having marital problems several years back and separated for a while. During that time, well, hey, people have needs! Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, etc. But knowing that the story would come out eventually, they just came out and admitted their past missteps, figuring that doing it themselves preemptively would defuse the story. And hey, everybody's doing it, right?
No news from Connecticut, Pennsylvania or any other northeastern states yet, but hey, it's only Tuesday. And now that the ball's back in New Jersey's court, hey, anything could happen!