Let me see if I get this straight. An aide to Governor Paterson apparently likes to beat the living hell out of women on a semi-regular basis. When one of the women actually had the audacity to report this to the authorities, the governor's security (and possibly even the governor himself, depending on whom you believe) intervened to pressure the woman into silence. I've actually been following this story for quite some time now, wondering where the outrage was. Apparently only now that he has decided to drop his re-election bid, it has become newsworthy.