David Paterson, the Governor of New York state is furious with all the rumors and allegations that have been lingering around about him creepin’ and doing drugs:
An embattled Gov. Paterson yesterday strongly denied rampant rumors of extramarital affairs and drug use as he blasted the media for printing “callous and sleazy” allegations. In an interview with The Associated Press, Paterson lashed out at the press for “stretching the bounds of journalism” in an effort to confirm reports and gossip about his personal escapades. The rumors have fueled rampant speculation that the governor is about to resign.
“For the last couple of weeks, I have been the subject of what, even by Albany standards, has been a spate of outrageous rumors about me,” Paterson said. “There is an accountability that should exist in the media. How do I get my reputation back?” the governor continued. “Because I don’t believe I have done anything to deserve this kind of bashing.”
The governor said he hasn’t been involved sexually with another woman since he and his wife temporarily separated more than a decade ago, an admission he made upon taking office 23 months ago. He also said he hasn’t used drugs since his early 20s.
And he portrayed himself as something of a homebody — claiming that he has eaten away from home or outside the Executive Mansion in Albany only five times in his tenure.