It is unfortunate and I do have sympathy for Governor David Patterson's physical blindness, but his 'other' blindness is leading many people into New York's deepest ditch.
There are so many Biblical lessons that can be learned from liberal New York's antics, I do not know where to begin. The previous Governor Eliot Spitzer was unfaithful to his wife, as she was unfaithful to him, thus opening the door for the governor to spend beau coup bucks on prostitution rings. Adultery.
It would not have been so bad had the governor not been so high and mighty and self righteous when trying to hang everybody from state Republican opponent Joe Bruno to President George Bush. Read the Book of Esther and see how the pagan Haman tried to hang Mordecai the Jew, but instead, was hung on the gallows he built for Mordecai. Or, as you like it, from Shakespeare - hoisted by his own petar.
Governor Patterson relieved Governor Spizter, and has provided more Biblical lessons on how not to govern. Just as Patterson was scolding Spitzer for his adulterous affairs, whoops, Patterson admitted to both he and his wife having extra-marital affairs for many years. How can you criticize the speck in your brother's eye, when you have a beam in yours? Can these plethora of adulterers be forgiven? Yes, but Jesus said, "Go and sin no more, less a worse thing come upon you." And, Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Again, thank you New York for really bringing the Bible to life.
Well, Patterson could not leave bad enough alone and just let it go at adultery, he had to move on to endorsing sodomite marriage - Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
Not the worse that Patterson had done, but ranking right up there in Biblical proportions is the Governor's boasting on 'getting rid' of Rush Limbaugh, I guess, and any other tax-paying conservative, at a time when New York is listed at the bottom of the Rich State Poor State index.
Last night, fellow New Yorker, CNN's Larry King asked Donald Trump, concerning Rush Limbaugh's get-out-of-town attitude (New York City) where Rush has been audited umpteen times in the past several years, and where he only works, maybe, two weeks a year, "Why don't patriots want to pay taxes?"
The Biblical response comes from 1 Kings 12 where King Solomon's son, Rehoboam, who decided he was going to overtax the Israelites: The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!’ But you shall speak to them,. . . Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions. Needless to say, thereafter, the kingdom started its inevitable decline.