Millman Sounds Off on Obama vs. Paterson

The flap regarding President Obama’s reported desire for our “accidental” Governor David Paterson to step aside in next year’s election continues with our gal in the State Assembly Joan Millman weighing in.  Here’s the speculation about the horse trading allegedly going on – Paterson bows out, and Andrew Cuomo runs against Rudy Giuliani, thereby saving Sen. Kristen Gillibrand from a challenge by Rudy, and making him a no-go in the 2012 presidential race. Millman tells Courier Life reporter Tom Tracy that she was “surprised” by the entire mess. : “These are not amateur political people,” she said. “I would think that if they didn’t want something like this to get out it wouldn’t get out.”

Millman understands Obama’s concerns, however.

“It seems to me that if I were president I don’t want to see a repeat of what happened in 1994 when the Democrats lost control,” she said. “I know we have a lot of newly elected and vulnerable elected officials and I’m sure it would be to their advantage to have a strong person on the top of the ticket.”

Millman said that some of the criticisms against Paterson are founded, especially when it comes to his apparent ignorance on current local projects.

“[When he first came into office] Paterson’s people needed some time to get their feet wet,” she said. “They certainly should be more up to speed by now. It’s not like he took office yesterday.”

Our man in the State Senate, Daniel Squadron, refused to comment on the matter to Tracy.

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  • my2cents

    Paterson has one t, not two.

  • Homer Fink

    Thanksfor volunteering to be our copy editor

  • nabeguy

    Leave it to my2cents to realize that Paterson has only one T, not two. Well done.

  • nabeguy

    Thanksfor? You do need a copyeditor, don’t you?

  • Claude Scales

    He has one.

  • my2cents

    Sheesh! I was just trying to be helpful! You know I love you Homer!

  • Homer Fink


  • franklin

    I just heard that Bob P. Stone will be Judi Francis’ lap dog treasurer and her husband may hold the coats. This is from a women who heard Judi vow to wipe out Joan . Our Judi is in this to win. She wants to demolish Joan. ( Apparently its personal but I do not know all the details.)

  • Community Reactivist

    Dear Franklin,
    How do you know “our Judi?” Is she “my Judi” too? How do come to know these details? Since Ms. Francis has disavowed your, or similar, posts on another story here, I can only believe that you have an overactive imagination and probably an ulterior motive, too. Kindly go grind your axe in a different backyard.

  • franlkin

    oh we shall see

  • franlkin

    I have two verified sources that Judi is out to get Joan for an incident that happened over two years ago when Joan
    refused to let Judi into her office after Judi was very inappropriate and angry with a member of Joan’s staff. Joan
    met with the others . Several people were present in Joan’s
    office at the time. Other sources(3) tell me Judi has at meetings vowed that after Marty’s defeat -Joan would be next.
    That is how I know. No I will not reveal my sources.

  • Eddie The Eagle

    settle down, marsha

  • bornhere

    Are “franlkin” and “franklin” kindred spirits or the same person with identity/spelling issues?

  • anon 4