March 2010 is starting to sound a lot like March 2008. The National Organization for Women has added their very strong voice to the chorus now calling for Governor Paterson to resign:
NOW calls on NY Gov. Paterson to resign
By MICHAEL GORMLEY (AP) – 1 hour ago
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Organization for Women on Tuesday urged New York Gov. David Paterson to resign because of a report he directed two staffers to contact a woman about a domestic violence case involving one of his top aides.
The group is highly influential in Democratic politics and called for the governor's resignation despite what it considers Paterson's "excellent" record of strong support for women's issues and in combatting domestic violence.
"It is inappropriate for the governor to have any contact or to direct anyone to contact an alleged victim of violence," said Marcia Pappas, president of NOW New York State. "This latest news is very disappointing for those of us who believed the governor was a strong advocate for women's equality and for ending violence against women."
"It is now time for the governor to step down," she said in the written statement.
There was no immediate comment from Paterson's office. Some leading Democrats have said he should resign to avoid further damage to the party in the 2010 elections. Paterson has said he did nothing wrong and won't resign.
Yeah...Paterson also said he'd run for election. That lasted less than a week...
The two-year anniversary of Spitzer's resignation is March 17. With powerful organizations like NOW calling for Paterson to step down, he may not last long enough to mark the occasion.