Paterson Glad There Are Worse People Than Him for New York to Hate

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The governor has fallen on some hard times recently, with his poll numbers dropping, his staff in flux, and members of his own party publicly doubting his performance. But at least Paterson is keeping his sense of humor. Over the weekend he expressed gratitude for the dream-crushing baseball cheats and life-ruining Ponzi-schemers that make him look good by comparison. "If it wasn't for A-Rod and Bernie Madoff they'd just about run me out of this state right now," he told WFAN. [Spin Cycle/Newsday]