Posted by Bossip Staff
People are calling Gov. Paterson a liar for the smear job he did on the Kennedys back in the day:
Gov. Paterson yesterday insisted he had no idea who did the slime job on Caroline Kennedy – although the source of the information is about as close to him during the day as his wife is at night.
He’s a liar.
The person responsible for the smear……was an individual whose identity is well known to the press, whose full-time job is to do the governor’s bidding, and who is intelligent enough not to call reporters to damage Kennedy’s reputation without approval from the top – and that means Paterson. Kennedy was “mired in some potentially embarrassing personal issues,” the source told reporters Friday. “She has a tax problem that came up in the vetting and a potential nanny issue. And reporters are starting to look at her marriage more closely. “The governor had no intention of picking her because of the botched rollout executed in recent weeks,” the source continued. And Paterson doesn’t know who said this? “I would love to know who is responsible, but at this point, I’ve been unable to determine that,” Paterson insisted yesterday, while maintaining a straight face. “Obviously, if I ever found that that was the case, I would,” he said, when asked if he’d discipline an aide who was responsible. No word on when the State Police will arrive to administer polygraph tests to the staff.
“I’m denying it,” Paterson insisted at another point.