Rumors began circulating last Friday that the New York Times is preparing to publish a scathing expose of NY Gov. David Paterson. According to Gawker, “there is a rumor that the governor and his wife are swingers.” Business Insider reports that “the governor’s resignation will follow” publication of the New York Times story, which has not been published as of this writing. “There is absolutely zero truth to these rumors” Marissa Shoenstein, Paterson’s deputy flack, told both sites. “The governor is not resigning.”
Shoenstein also said that the NYT story was just a regular ole’ profile and would be of no interest to the “general public.” Paterson met privately with fellow NY Democrats over the weekend to discuss his future as the party’s resident nasty man. Another campaign flack said that the meeting was “routine,” but yet another attendee said, “The meetings included discussions about whether Paterson would resign or announce he will not run,” according to FOX News. Paterson flacks are secretly hoping that the NY press will go back to writing about the dweeb epidemic in Williamsburg.