The Post does its best today to try to turn Governor Paterson’s sexy-awesome Runner’s World photo into some kind of controversy. “GOV RUNS INTO FOTO FLAK” blares the headline, and Fred Dicker claims Paterson is “taking heat” for the photo, which “some” suggest “could be demeaning his office.” Not that anybody has said this out loud to anyone besides Dicker, but let’s assume there actually are people who think a photo of Paterson getting ready to jog “demeans” the office. We do still remember how the last administration ended, right? [NYP]
Post-manual-recount Florida Senate **official** election results: Rick Scott (R) defeats Bill Nelson (D) by 10,033 votes.
The manual recount actually shifted the margin by 2,570 votes, which is more than twice as many as the previous record recount shift this century. The fact that Florida is a huge state helps, but that’s certainly notable.
25,543 fewer votes were cast in the Florida Senate race than governor’s race in Broward County. It’s possible—though by no means certain—that bad ballot design cost Bill Nelson his seat.