[Former Governor David] Paterson, a big sports fan, said he met [Jeremy] Lin in 2007 in Albany when Harvard played UAlbany. But Gannett’s Jon Campbell points out that the last time Harvard played Albany in Albany was 2005, and Lin wasn’t on the team.
The only thing I found interesting about the list — which isn’t at all serious or even logical — is that it did not include embattled City Comptroller John Liu.
The list, written by Steven Thraser (#50), did include a number of politicos:
#8-Public Advocate Bill De Blasio
#16-Former public advocate Mark Green
#17-State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr.
#18-Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
#20-Former NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black
#21-Former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein
#25-Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
#54-Republican Rep. Michael Grimm
#55-Former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson
#57-Empire State Pride Agenda
#59-Former Rep. Anthony Weiner
#60-Former governor Eliot Spitzer
#61-Former governor David Paterson
#64-Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
#66-Staten Island Tea Party leader Frank Santarpia
#88-Anyone who voted for term limits
#93-Former NYC Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall
One reporter was told by his editor that “Rupert ordered” a look into the connections between then-governor David Paterson and the lobbying activities of his father, Basil Paterson, according to a Post insider. It was, in fairness, a sound story to investigate, but there was an implied understanding that the reporter should turn up something, since his editor felt the need to mention where the idea came from.