March 5, 2010

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Political future of governor in doubt

ALBANY – Every day that passes brings political observers closer and closer to speculate that Governor David Paterson will resign any day now.

The governor is embroiled in several controversies including allegations that he interfered in a domestic violence case involving a top staffer and that he may have involved the State Police.

Days after that allegation surfaced, State Police Superintendent Harry Corbitt abruptly resigned, saying he was retiring. A week earlier, criminal justice chief Denise O’Donnell resigned.

And, on Thursday, Paterson’s Communications Director Peter Kauffman called it quits.

One source in Albany Thursday told that Paterson’s resignation could come at any time.

In the meantime, Senator Charles Schumer, who is hardly ever at a loss for words, refused to discuss the situation in Albany or the Rep. Charles Rangel controversy in Washington when questioned Thursday.

“I’m not going to talk about politics today,” he told

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