This is so deeply, deeply depressing:
The thunderous applause was still ringing in his ears when the state's new governor, David Paterson, told the Daily News that he and his wife had extramarital affairs.
Not that part.
In a stunning revelation, both Paterson, 53, and his wife, Michelle, 46, acknowledged in a joint interview they each had intimate relationships with others during a rocky period in their marriage several years ago.
No, not that part, either.
In the course of several interviews in the past few days, Paterson said he maintained a relationship for two or three years with "a woman other than my wife," beginning in 1999.
Here it comes:
As part of that relationship, Paterson said, he and the other woman sometimes stayed at an upper West Side hotel — the Days Inn at Broadway and W. 94th St.
A Days Inn. A Days Inn in New York City. Oh. My. God.
The best New York hotels are dumps compared to, say, the best Chicago or LA or Paris hotels.
The New York discount is about two stars. A New York five star is a Chicago three star.
Which makes a Manhattan Days Inn the equivalent of a Topeka Motel Six. Of course the new governor is legally blind, so maybe he doesn't know. You know?