[Guest post by DRJ]
The Los Angeles Times reports New York State Governor David Paterson has decided not to resign:
“New York Gov. David Paterson, his confidence apparently buoyed by a show of support from influential black leaders, said Friday that he would not resign despite facing two scandals, withering support from the public, and a shaken staff.
Paterson spoke briefly outside his Manhattan office, a day after the Rev. Al Sharpton convened a meeting of black political and civic leaders to decide whether they should urge Paterson, New York’s first black governor, to quit. They decided Paterson should remain in office.”
Paterson gained support from the black leaders as well as a recent Marist poll that 66% of registered voters want Paterson to finish out his term in office. Nevertheless, 62% say Paterson will not be effective if he stays in office.