05/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Basil Paterson Watches Son From The Wings

It has not been easy being David A. Paterson the last several weeks. He was hounded into abandoning an election bid to remain governor because of accusations his administration interfered in a domestic abuse case against a senior aide, has been accused of perjury in a separate ethics case and has fended off demands that he resign.

It has not been much easier being Governor Paterson's father.