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City & State interviews former Gov. Paterson
November 21, 2012 - Chris Morris
Morgan Pehme of City & State interviewed former Gov. David Paterson earlier this week, and the Q&A is an interesting read.
Check it out for yourself. Highlights for me included this response to a Pehme's question about Paterson's reaction to the 2012 election:
"However, the big winner in all of this is Gov. Andrew Cuomo," Paterson told Pehme, "because those 33 votes are there. When he really needs to pass something, he can exert a lot of pressure on Dean Skelos or whoever the majority leader is to get those bills on the floor. At the same time, when he’s going to need the strict adherence to a financial plan, including spending cuts, he’s got the Republicans sitting there as the majority ready to help him. So … he will get the best of both worlds."
On Gillibrand's re-election (Paterson appointed her to the Senate seat after Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State):
"I feel so vindicated that I feel that many of the editors who wrote things about Sen. Gillibrand and now sing her praises but blamed me [at the time] should now give me the credit for what they’re writing today," Paterson told City & State.
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