David Paterson is about to accomplish a lot of firsts. The man who stands to be promoted to Governor of New York (when hooker-hunter turned hypocritical hooker-fucker Eliot Spitzer steps down) would be its first black governor the state has ever had, and as an added bonus, the first blind governor in US history. Amazingly, he has been virtually blind since birth.
This is a great American success story. Whatever our past flaws, and whatever flaws we have left to fix, this shows just how far we've come.