Quote of the Day


From New York governor David Paterson, explaining to legislators why they should settle their leadership fight and get back to business:

“Think of the lobbyists who have invested in themselves to try to persuade legislative leaders and legislators on issues.”

Give him credit for thinking outside the box, anyway.

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