The Weight of the World Is No Longer on David Paterson’s Shoulders

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At a rally yesterday for Harlem Democrat Charlie Rangel — who announced that he would run this year for his 78th term in Congress — Governor David Paterson surprised the crowd by bursting out of his front-row seat and leaping onto the stage. "After I became governor, I gave up the blind act," he quipped afterward. You think he's feeling a little relieved that the end is in sight, so to speak? [NYDN]