Apart from the amusement factor, I really could care less about the new New York’s governor’s misbehaving. For one, he’s New York’s problem. Have fun, guys. For two, I suspect this sort of thing goes on a lot more often than we admit. Marriage among the rich and powerful is more about … well, money and power than about love (see Clintons, Bill and Hillary). Even the heartland isn’t at 100% fidelity. Or even 75.
Most importantly, it doesn’t seem that Patterson broke any laws. If the GOP laughs it off, it will put the lie to the “the impeachment thing was just about sex” mantra the Dems have been reciting for the last ten years.