11/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gov. Paterson Tried To Boot Paul McCartney's Lover From MTA Board

Gov. Paterson tried to boot Paul McCartney's girlfriend from the MTA board, The Post has learned -- because she apparently favors globetrotting with her Beatle beau over taking care of business.

The rift between Paterson and trucking heiress Nancy Shevell was revealed after she cast a surprise dissenting vote yesterday to incoming MTA chief Jay Walder's salary package.

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