Monday, September 8, 2008

Albany, NY - Governor Likens Legislators to a Bunch of Blood Suckers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. David Paterson said Monday that some New York state lawmakers are like Count Dracula, showing pleasant faces to lull citizens' advocates but becoming bloodsuckers when the sun sets.

The governor, known for his use of humor, later backed off.

After making the comparison to a disabled rights group, he explained to reporters that he was trying to illustrate the frustration of having lawmakers seem sympathetic to a cause but then taking no action after the advocates leave the Capitol.


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