David Paterson's "Batphone"
The New York Times examines what it means to have a governor who is legally blind: ALBANY -- It is a phone number that just ...
The New York Times examines what it means to have a governor who is legally blind:
ALBANY -- It is a phone number that just a handful of the governor's senior aides know.
At the end of each day they call in and record briefings, laying out what he needs to know about the following day.
They recite his schedule, read talking points and explain the intricacies of issues likely to come up. They read memos from staff members and relate biographical details about the people he is likely to meet.
Lots of governors rely on thick briefing books and helpful e-mail notes from their staffs. New York's governor, David A. Paterson, who is legally blind, has his ears and what his aides call his Batphone.
That's all well and good, but what I want to know is whether Paterson has a gubernatorial utility belt.
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