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Old 02-08-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Final Straw? Aqueduct Deal and A 'Paranoid' Governor Paterson going ballistic!

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ALBANY -- Gov. Paterson is lashing out at top aides for the growing debacle surrounding what they consider a "corrupt" Aqueduct gambling deal decision -- and suggesting that they'll soon be fired, The Post has learned.

"He's become paranoid. He sits gnashing his teeth, looking around for scapegoats among the people around him," said a source frequently in contact with Paterson. "He's lecturing them, launching into tirades, and he's demoralized the entire staff in the process."

In response, several Paterson aides have signaled they may quit over what some call his "corrupt decision" to give the lucrative Aqueduct gaming contract to a questionable consortium that includes the Rev. Floyd Flake of Queens, whose political support the poll-challenged governor has aggressively sought.

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"The truth is that Paterson made the Aqueduct decision with a blatant disregard for the smartest people around him," an insider said.
A longtime Paterson friend, who has tried to be of assistance to the governor, said it was "really sad to see what's happened to David.

"He appears increasingly detached from reality, unaware that he has alienated everyone and has lost the political support he needs to survive."

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Old 02-08-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Supposedly, some major scandal is about to break concerning the Governor...going to be a big article in the NY Times...not sure if it has anything to do with this Big A Racino...I doubt it...
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It sounds more like they are about to break some story of an (another) affair, from what I've read. She must be a dandy.
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Politician and affair in the same sentence? Never heard of that one before...
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