Behold, the gubernatorial thighs

Paterson in Runners WorldAn interview with David Paterson appears in this month's issue of Runner's World. And it includes a pic of the Gov -- in running shorts -- with his foot up on his desk. (And you thought his poll numbers were low before this.)

From the interview:

It's difficult to find the time to run because we travel back and forth to Albany a lot. And I'm unable to read my speeches so I have to memorize them which takes time. These days I might get out [for a run] every couple of weeks. That's why I like some of these local races, because they're projects. If I see it as part of my work, I'm a lot more disciplined.

Paterson ran in the Utica Boilermaker last year. And he ran in the 1999 NYC Marathon (he talks in the interview about being hospitalized after that race).

The New York Post has a bigger version of the pic -- if you dare.

photo: Runner's World

Comments

I hope the writers at SNL see this story!

From article in The New York Post: "Noting that he generally sets a moderate pace in a race, the governor said he likes to sprint the final leg because "for some reason, I find it amusing to catch people at the end.""

I think that says a lot about our Gov...and not in a bad way. And I personally love the picture.

@Matt: I think Fred Armisen is being fitted for running shorts as we comment...

Well, Mr Paterson, if your goal was to seduce the public for their votes, mission accomplished!

Finally, the age-old question of "Who wears short-shorts?" is answered. It's Paterson. Give that man a bottle of Nair.

Who is managing this man's press?

I am hesitant to reveal my age but LOL @Alice.

If he's so into being active I have to wonder whether or not he thinks it is a good idea for NY to tax gym memberships. It's not like we all get paid to go outside and play Dec - March, give or take.

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