Governor Eliot Spitzer resigned this morning, three days after the NY Times broke a story about his involvement with prostitutes. He said that he resigned at the request of Lt. Governor David Paterson.
As of March 17, Lieutenant Governor Paterson will move up the ladder to become the state's first blind governor. He'll also be the first African American governor of New York State, if I'm not mistaken.
I watched quite a few interviews with fans of Lt. Gov. Paterson. He's well loved. The talking heads on television predict that he'll do well as our new Governor. I've heard him described as a 'mensch' and an all around decent person.