Okay, let’s take stock here.
New York had one governor resign. And now his unelected replacement is now not going to run again and he may resign too.
Not much better to the South where we had Gov. McGreevey resign after a gay affair with a man he put on the state payroll.
I guess that leaves Connecticut. Sure the last governor, John Rowland (R) had to spend some time in the slammer. But, hey, he got out a while ago.
If this isn’t bad enough, the NY-GOV situation even has difficult editorial fall out. You try to do a headline saying Paterson is dropping his reelection bid. But, of course, he was never elected governor. So you can’t say it’s a reelection bid. But then it’s awkward to say he’s not running for governor because that headline doesn’t signal to readers that he’s the incumbent. So, as you can see, it’s a mess.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.