Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Dumbass of the Month

Less than a month ago, I sarcastically awarded a "dumbass of the week" award to Eliot Spitzer's running mate Sen. David Paterson (D - Harlem). He was honored with that title for trying, unsuccessfully to pass a law that would criminalize police officers who used deadly force. Apparently I acted too soon, he should be awarded "dumbass of the month".

Paterson introduced a bill in 1988 that would legalize using force against police officers trying to make an arrest. For those of you in Alabama, that means he wanted to make it okay to kick the crap out of a cop trying to arrest you.

The bill failed in the Republican-controlled state Senate in 1988. Paterson reintroduced the bill again in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. He tried for 14 straight years to pass this absurd legislation. Each time, a Republican-controlled state Senate sent the bill down in flames. Now this dumbass is the running mate for Democratic front runner, Eliot Spitzer in the race for Governor of New York.

David Paterson has no problem displaying his hatred toward our police officers and support for criminals. Will the Police unions throw their support to the Spitzer-Dumbass ticket? That would akin to helping the hand that's trying to stab you in the back.

Therefore, I endorse Thomas Suozzi as the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York. He may be a Democrat, but at least he's not a Democrat with David Paterson as a running mate.

Update: Paterson admitted he was wrong, again. See a pattern forming?

NY Post - 3/28
NY Post - 3/27