New York governor admits cocaine, dope use



New York Governor David Paterson, who assumed office just last week after his predecessor Eliot Spitzer quit over a prostitution scandal, has admitted to dabbling with illegal drugs.Paterson, a blind African-American who was sworn in on March 17, supposedly with the squeaky-clean image needed to clean up state politics, told NY1 television he had used both marijuana and cocaine, but not since the 1970s.