“There is nothing to be served in the governor resigning today, getting his story out tomorrow, and everybody saying to him ‘Oops, maybe you overreacted.’” state Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs, as quoted in The New York Times
Mr. Jacobs proves how out of touch he is. The governor faces legal, nay, criminal sanctions related to his efforts to protect a staffer from domestic violence. Governor David Patterson squandered his political credibility. Both he and the media will focus a substantial, if not the bulk, of their attention on the developing scandal. At this point the governor should resign and let the Lieutenant Governor work on the budget.