Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WWE Flashback: Wendy Attempts to Interview NY Governor David Paterson

In between playing the same songs for the umpteenth time and celebrity gossip, Wendy took a few moments to talk politics with then-governor of New York, David Paterson. Paterson, who is legally blind, became the first African American governor of the state after Eliot Spitzer resigned in the wake of a prostitution scandal. (Sidebar: The Madam at the center of the scandal sat down with Wendy for an interview.) Paterson, who was Spitzer's lieutenant governor, was sworn in as governor and served for two years. Any who, Paterson wasn't able to the make it to the studio this day for the interview with Wendy, so it was done over the phone. That didn't go well. The call was disconnected several times, which prompted Wendy to wonder if he was doing it on purpose or "holding the phone upside down." Eventually, he was able to get through and the two talked student loans, the Rockefeller Drug Laws and the governor told a funny story about the time he went to "see" Alicia Keys in concert.
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