What is this thing between public officials and their drivers? Why do public officials appoint them to positions of great power and responsibility while paying so little attention to their credentials?
There are a number of American politicians who've been caught doing something illegal, unethical, mind-bogglingly self-destructive, or all of the above. And yet, none accept that they did anything wrong.
It seems that by looking at "user engagement signals" from number of re-tweets on Twitter to views and embeds on YouTube and much, one can begin to gauge societal sentiment in a surprisingly accurate manner.
"Ghastly Governor" was the top headline on March 2 at Huffington Post. The article, from the page one lead of the Times, describes the role of gov. David Paterson in an assault case involving his top aide.