All three NYC papers are running the story of the White House finding the biggest bus in the fleet to throw Governor David Paterson under. The Obama administration has confirmed it has sent a clear message to the Governor to step aside and let Attorney General Andrew Cuomo be the Democratic nominee for governor in 2010.
Since everyone else is race-based , I might as well say it. The only impediment to Cuomo has been the accusation of taking on the state's first black governor, especially since it was Andrew who challenged Carl McCall for the nomination in 2002.
With the nation's first black president giving the OK to dump Paterson, the race issue is gone and very likely, so is Mr. Paterson.
This kind of direct meddling in a state race is also a measure of how the President views his role and his power.