Sheldon Silver Finds the Acceptable-Insults Limit for Still-Governor Paterson
Senator Eric Adams, one of the few Albany legislators whose support for Paterson's continued reign as governor seems sincere, steps up to call Silver's comments "offensive" and "inappropriate."
To sex it up a bit, Adams also compares Silver to Napoleon.
Adams suggests that Silver's statement was meant to "give a signal that [Paterson is] incompetent, that he's unable or he can't handle the rigorous actions of being the governor." You don't say. John Sampson has also stepped up and said Paterson is innocent until proven guilty etc., and -- to use Glenn Bain's touching description -- "told reporters in no uncertain terms that Gov. David Paterson should be involved in budget negotiations."
So now we know: You can demand Paterson's resignation, but saying that some of the other guys around the house should be taking over some of his duties is a little over the line.