Paterson Polls Even Worse; His Gay Marriage Bill Not Looking Good Either
Well, at least 46 percent approve of the way he's handling swine flu. And he's got that gay marriage thing going for him, if it works out. The Advocate says the Paterson-approved marriage equality bill just got a new Republican backer in the assembly, Fred Thiele of Suffolk County, and with four other GOPers on board, this will make an impressive show in that chamber. But the state senate's where the real problem lies, with a slim Democratic majority and several Democrats in opposition despite solid support among their constituents. Empire State Pride Agenda is lobbying hard, but they'll need more than good wishes to get it turned around. Perhaps sensing an opportunity, Rudolph Giuliani gave his gay friends' marriage a miss.