Paterson Drags Gillibrand Under His Bus


Elizabeth Benjamin of the NY Daily News Blog reports: Gov. David Paterson this morning blasted his hand-picked US senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, for throwing him “under the bus” during his recent scandals.

During an appearance on Don Imus’ radio program, Paterson took a swipe at Gillibrand, who earlier this month said the governor should resign if it was proven that he intervened in a domestic violence case of his now-suspended top aide, David Johnson.

“That’s about whenever you get in a jam, there are people who will throw you under the bus,” Paterson said.

“Whenever you watch a movie or whenever you read a book about someone that’s in terrible, in a difficult situation, there are always those who do that,” the governor continued. “They just don’t expect you to get out from under the bus. And when you do, they should be forewarned.”

When Imus asked whether he had spoken to Gillbrand, Paterson replied: “It’s hard to talk to anyone when you are under the bus.”