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Paterson gets new government gig

ALBANY -- From state senator to lieutentant governor to governor to radio talk show host to ... transit board member.

So goes the latest career path move for former Gov. David Paterson, who was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a board member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the subway, bus, railroad, bridge and tunnel system in the New York City area.

Paterson, who hosts an afternoon talk show on WOR radio in New York, will not get paid in the post that requires state Senate confirmation. Cuomo's office announced the nomination this morning.

The Daily News reports Paterson will replace Nancy Shevell. It's not quite the same as when he replaced the disgraced Eliot Spitzer as governor, but Shevell does have her own claim to fame: she recently married Paul McCartney.

-- Tom Precious

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