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The money rocks could -- be that David Patterson's passion for baseball bring the New York governor down in investigation finds a governor Patterson's.
Misleading and inaccurate testimony about three World Series tickets is worthy of a criminal probe are politicians going wild joining us is.
Rick Lazio former New York State represented and got Republican gubernatorial candidate thank you sir -- okay go ahead.
So what's so bad about a governor -- taking some Yankee tickets.
The question is not whether it was bad just taking these -- Yankee tickets the question that the independent counsel.
Has -- is whether or not because the governor apparently lied on a couple of occasions.
Including in sworn testimony whether that becomes say a criminal.
Liability and if for Albany that -- -- capital which has become the corruption capital of America.
It's yet one more example have to having Alan Hevesi and Eliot Spitzer.
And and legislators from both parties frankly.
Either involved in scandal embarrassment resignation.
In many cases actual indictment and conviction.
It's another black mark on the on the ethics of our government must exist so well why we -- to clean up they were our state government.
Me ask Jimmy is it yeah it's so it's not necessarily the issue of the the gift of the tickets.
It's more well lying to do under all I guess -- -- not unlike Roger Clemens.
Yeah I think that's primarily with the independent counsel found and and making a referral and recommending -- any criminal.
Action against governor.
Paterson -- he was wrong it violated the ethics rules to take the tickets and solicited tickets as it every terrorist terrible tickets now what -- for him what what what is the ethics rule on what he'd taken -- -- how how did you exceed whatever number.
I mean I'm a governor I can't go see the Yankees if they invite me.
You know what happened was beyond the ticket for him -- -- a number of all the tickets for his son his son's friends.
Several tickets now which apparently had a face die of something around 425.
But -- again I think the question is.
That's the good when the governor was asked about this by eight by two different investigators.
The allegations are that he did not tell the truth and in fact he tried to mislead the investigators and that's what is the independent counsel has made it a criminal referral.
And you know we can't have 22 types of standards one for people in power won the elites.
And one for everybody else if it's fair for one it's got to be fair for everybody what -- -- -- got the governor did this that we're we're almost out of -- -- wanna know if he had just come clean and said look I took these tickets.
I'm sorry which would we be looking at -- possible criminal probe.
Yeah I'm not I'm not sure that the issue -- is intent when he took the tickets and solicited these tickets.
Did -- intend to pay for a minute they -- the independent counsel that was knowing there was no attention paid for and it was just quite the opposite.
And now -- example -- yet another governor for New York potentially faces a criminal indictment.
-- -- it was not anything New York -- -- this covers all over the country right now a lot knowledge so a lot of -- -- it's worse here in New York right that's what's your politically it up when I'm governor Rick -- I'm.
What's it like it is yeah he's there are you to bring in -- -- -- -- ten.
-- huge huge fan of Rudy Giuliani a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He's gotten it was paralyzed and apparently is paying for is to get to and heightening the court yeah it was getting hit more kind of like a Pena out -- where's that might an out of my sixth grade birthday because this guy is just one thing after the next are coming after him.
Not popular people like point diploma so so is that what -- -- popularity contest.
This -- even Downey's is Martha Stewart Roger Clemens that don't even gives he admits gonna need just you know -- -- -- -- -- I can't believe we're spending tax dollars an investigation that is the guys governor wants tickets of the game and didn't take it yet it isn't legally blind -- It was not a day authorities wanted to know mentally he's always let me tell you that it's -- -- there with the defenses.
Well first -- -- -- understand what he's saying.
He's got in sight impairment and he may not have been able to see when he was well he's here.
-- -- -- Finally one idea that the problem is these ethics rules.
They don't -- to the state legislature the legislature put him in place solely for that the governor and executives that they don't what we're doing who hasn't paid for yankees' ticket since you don't 1995.
So it only applies the governor not the city if it doesn't apply to the city doesn't play city officials and doesn't apply to state legislature Patterson's problem what -- -- -- -- and -- Pulled by the way the whole.
-- -- -- -- -- He then updated -- sure.
I'm gonna do a while back -- -- Yeah we cast -- -- look.
Lot of Democrats in new York and a lot of Democrats in New York getting out of there and on and Democrats in the art and -- -- -- -- -- there and you know in a lot of gains -- that it was yeah and it.
Look we don't know whether he -- we don't know what the truth is I mean he and Rick Lazio of course would like that job.
That's little -- there at the end decided that at batters in light of the -- Don't know that to be the case Judith Kaye does the state judges that she's not sure that's -- -- -- fortunes okay and -- writes that evidence warrants warrants consideration possible.
But it doesn't -- -- the conviction elevated -- -- whether or not he committed perjury he blushed and real clear about what he actually did but I think our -- sure.
I haven't re following the trail all of the prisoners and what.
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