2008_09_paterson2.jpgGovernor David Paterson stepped into the presidential election fray yesterday, when he said at a Crain's Buiness Forum, "There are overtones of potential racial coding in the campaign... The Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama 'black.' But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican convention. A 'community organizer.' They kept saying it, they kept laughing, like what does this mean?" The McCain camp retorted by, per the NY Times, "quickly issu[ing] a news release accusing Mr. Paterson of launching 'accusations of racism.'" That's probably in between accusations of sexism and claiming any use of the term "lipstick" applies to Palin?