David Patterson joins the very small black governors club!

Images from Associated Press, via Yahoo

Whore-loving NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer is supposed to announce he’s getting out of Dodge at 11:30 ET. The Republicans want to impeach him and the press has had multiple news-based orgasms over just writing and talking about this.

Clinton and Obama are so boring when there’s a high-end prostitute sex ring investigation with shell companies, wads o’ cash, shady characters and a law n’ order, hang ’em high governor.

Spitzer’s replacement, soon to be the 55th governor of New York is breaking all kinds of barriers. He will be both the New York’s first black governor and the first legally blind governor in the US. This is huge for both the black community and the physically impaired. Most people don’t know this but the disabled fought and protested hard to be included under civil rights legislation because our country has a history of seeing these individuals as “damaged” and not equal. So I’m pretty proud in all kinds of ways.

Patterson is a respected politician born in Queens who became a state senate representative in 1985. He later became minority leader in 2002, then successfully ran for Lieutenant Governor. He has a lovely wife named Michelle. (what’s with prominent black politicians marrying gorgeous black women named Michelle? Did a memo go around? Of course, I’m not complaining or anything. Maybe if we can find a third Michelle we can start a club.) He’s also well liked and considered to be an all-around great guy and not as abrasive as the “take no prisoners” Spitzer.

So hurrah for Patterson. It’s a weird way to get to be governor, but The Snob salutes you anyway! Way to break a glass ceiling on two fronts and welcome to the Deval Patrick, Douglas Wilder highly exclusive Black Governors Club. One more member and they can finally play a decent game of poker or pick up basketball.

5 thoughts on “David Patterson joins the very small black governors club!

  1. Thanks for pointing out the significance of a disabled person rising to the governership. One more barrier falls. That’s good.

  2. ced: When I learned about the movement by the disabled for access and anti-discrimination laws in college I kept wondering why I didn’t know anything about this and why it wasn’t taught in school. To see a bunch of people in wheelchairs, chain together demanding that government buildings be accessible, demanding equality was powerful to me. So I know this has to mean a lot to the blind and other disabled people, as further proof to detractors and bigots that physical impairments do not stop you from living your life and that you are equal to other able-bodied people.

  3. I am very pleased for Mr. Patterson. Very pleased. The circumstances are crazy, but I am proud that he is getting this chance. I hope that he makes the most of it!

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