Paterson: I'm ending my campaign

David Paterson just officially announced that he's ending his campaign for re-election. "I'm being realistic about politics," the governor said.

Paterson touted his record after taking over for Eliot Spitzer -- on issues such as the budget and the reform of the Rockefeller drug laws. "I fought the good fight, I did what was hard and I put the people first."

The governor said he's "looking forward to a full investigation" of the allegations surrounding aide David Johnson. "I have never abused my office, not now, not ever. When the facts are revealed, the truth will prevail."

Paterson said he will serve out the "308 days" remaining in his term (you know, not that anyone is counting.)

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So sad... if he had only appointed a celebrity all-star to replace our former all-star figurehead Senator the smear campaign just might have been averted.

Oh well.

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