David Paterson Hoping to Win Points by Defending Wall Street Bonuses?

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Photo: Photo-illustration: Jed Egan. Photos: Getty Images, Patrick McMullan.

Harassing Wall Street over its bonuses was potential primary challenger Andrew Cuomo's entire raison d'être for a while this spring, so it's clear what Governor Paterson's motivation is in arguing that the state actually really needed those bonuses for its tax revenue. Which is true — it's just that nobody cares. [ NYDN]