Reason To Love New York 2009 #2: Because Our Politicians Refuse to Quit

Only in NY

New York is the city of ego; that’s part of our excellence, the belief that we’re the best, the most indispensable, the toughest, the fighter who won’t quit even when bloodied and dizzy. Sometimes, of course, that attitude blusters into shamelessness and produces questionable results. But Governor Paterson’s Brooklyn declaration of resilience is a perfect expression of admirable New York indomitability, a quality shared by an entire crop of our current politicians: They refuse to go away, even when the law, the voters, or sanity says they should.