Wow. I had serious reservations when David Patterson inherited the gubernatorial seat from Elliott Spitzer. I perceived Patterson as a career politician that would deliver more of the same. Boy was I wrong. This evening the governor addressed the state in a televised speech [view the speech here]. So yeah, big deal, right? Well, it’s the first time that a governor has done that in my lifetime. Over the past months, I’ve been watching and he’s honest, and in touch and a man of action.
I hope he can do what he is setting out to do — and with the recent turn over in leadership of the State Senate, I have every confidence that he can.