Incoming New York governor David Paterson will indeed be state's first black governor, but reports that he will be the nation's first blind governor neglect the amazing true story of American hero Bob Riley, the blind man who was president of Arkansas for 11 days in 1975, until it was revealed that the charmingly absent-minded old man had just accidentally stumbled into the governor's office while walking his dog around a construction site without wearing his glasses. Riley remained the head of state, convinced he was attending an amusing vaudeville show, until he was retrieved by his nephew Waldo. [Wonkette]