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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:57 AM
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"N.Y. Gov. Pataki May Not Seek Re-Election"
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republican Gov. George Pataki, who is weighing a possible 2008 bid for the White House, has told a group of supporters that he won't seek a fourth term next year, according to close associates of the governor.

Pataki told more than two dozen current and former aides and advisers about his decision at a dinner Tuesday night, according to the associates, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the governor had not yet made a formal announcement.

Pataki has scheduled a noon news conference at the state Capitol to make a "major announcement," according to the schedule issued early Wednesday morning by the governor's office.

Pataki has been under pressure from some fellow Republicans and others to make a decision about his re-election intentions soon.

http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20050727/D8BJNR400.html
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:22 AM
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1. Keeping fingers and toes crossed that this is true. I can't stand him.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:26 AM
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2. He does seem slimy
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:10 AM
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3. He was elected governor originally because he was a total unknown
who had the backing of Alfonse D'Mato. I live a stones throw away from Peekskill where Pataki was mayor, then he quickly rose to Assemblyman and State Senator, and as I understand, didn't do stellar jobs at those levels.

The only good thing I can say is that his family had a farm stand near here with the Best corn. That has given way to a brand new housing devolpment.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:50 AM
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5. Too bad about the farm stand
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 12:05 PM
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6. Haven't had such good corn since! The closest decent farm stand is now
about 45 minutes from here. Most of the supermarket produce is mediocre. The other day I longed for one of the Korean markets in NYC that I used to shop at. Oh well........
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julialnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:12 AM
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4. he knows Spitzer will beat him
He knows if he wants to run in 08 (where he's got no chance anyway) a loss from Spitzer would look bad
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