First off, Spitzer's news reminds me of 9th grade NY history and politics. I love how these clowns play the role of the tough boss, the morally righteous icons and then fail so beautifully.
I'm reminded of names of old famous NYers, the Boss Tweeds and such and laugh at the fact, my son will have to read about this clown in his history courses.
Secondly and most importantly, David Paterson. It seems to me he was born with congenital optic atrophy with partial use of his right eye. The "zoned out" look one alluded to is what we call a slight ptosis of the eyebrow along with what appears to be a pupillary anomaly, most likely due to limited use of the left eye.
While the media is almost negatively stating, AD
NAUSEUM, that he is legally blind and handicapped, let me say this:
He toiled through Columbia and then Hofstra Law School, then politics. That is no small feat for someone with PERFECT eyesight, let alone someone with a visual handicap.
What bothers me are those whose thoughts are so handicapped to think they are stuck with a blind governor.
I wish the man well. He should serve as an example to the many visually handicapped patients that I see regularly.
Spitzer..the only ending fitting is the some jailtime. For someone who played the card of the morally right, the only honorable thing for him to do would be to abide by the justice system which he upheld and follow its codes by the letter and spirit of the law.