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New York's governor-in-waiting comments on whether he'll cause the kind of scandal that brought down Eliot Spitzer.

By Alex Koppelman
Published March 13, 2008 10:40PM (EDT)

"Just so we don't have to go through this whole resignation thing again," one ballsy reporter asked, "have you ever patronized a prostitute?" Paterson thought for a minute. "Only the lobbyists," he said.

That's an exchange New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson had with a reporter, according to New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer blog. Paterson will replace outgoing Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Monday.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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