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We're -- the current governor.
New York State governor David Johnston -- -- over the past.
Good morning guys I thought I would find out view that the winds are from the west at sixteen miles an -- thank -- it makes the nineteen degree temperature feel like minus five budget but in New York.
Because of our new excelsior zones that -- -- designed to create economic development the winds are restricted to eight miles an.
Salt look at the -- -- throughout on the weather -- so definitely I'm I'm looking.
At a so are.
I am I'm good and I'm.
You know looking to the next.
Venture but in reflection it was a challenge but it was.
I think the greatest opportunity in my life to serve the last three years as governor the state New York I didn't.
No that was gonna happen and I didn't know about a lot of things -- gonna happen since I got into office to agree with the economy but.
It was very very exciting time.
-- get started now.
I got started in politics and a and a very.
Sort of strange way I went to help a candidate.
Who at the time.
Was running for a position he later became.
The first African American mayor of new -- -- city David Dinkins now and I'm working for him and I have to go to some event one night.
And in his place and speak and people said.
Have you ever thought about running for office and I said now because.
That's show -- I'd rather work as a fund raiser speechwriter wore a citizen government that is in politics.
President -- -- more in the technical aspects of it.
And then shortly after that.
My predecessor in the state senate.
And was down his name is Leon mostly served for about six years.
And when he passed away that didn't seem to be clear heir apparent to the seat.
And so while people said run for the office you won't win.
But you can just.
Make a good -- and people will remember you.
And I ran for the office and I kind of came down to.
Another gentleman -- myself and we went and it.
For a couple years and I.
He's now serving as my human rights commission -- you won that election I won that election yeah -- anybody offensive to.
-- blind -- You know sentencing it was brought up -- -- campaign that my my opponent.
But by people -- you know advocating for other candidates.
And I thought it was amazingly brazen -- in 1985.
That people would raise this issue.
When most elected officials were fighting for the rights of people with disabilities but when it came time.
Let someone serve among them.
There was some negativity the only never to make it into the I would have a feel over my -- Legal blindness until I became governor.
So what -- don't have given postal and there are certainly -- -- I leave office at midnight.
On December 31 -- governor Andrew Cuomo will be sworn in that the executive mansion.
Just a couple of seconds after that.
Now also you get elected to Vista plus plus and all -- -- one.
And then I served in the senate for about.
I'm nine years -- indicating the deputy.
Minority leader from the floor leader for debate.
And then in 2002.
I became the first person in 87 years I -- to run against the leader and win.
So this was kind of an upset and surprise.
I served as a minority leader for four years in 2006.
On January -- as -- in my own business then governor Spitzer came and asked me if I'd like to run.
For lieutenant governor.
And then there was a moment -- have to get thirty seconds when neither.
Governor Spitzer -- I said a word.
We've had you had a relationship -- viva.
That's what -- I thought and still do think that he was a remarkable talent.
Who normally would probably be in another profession.
Making a whole lot of money or being.
Who had at a certain point chosen government and I thought it was unique that New York State had the chance to have such a a calm person of the rare combination of skills he was not afraid of anyone.
He -- not afraid to mix it up with anyone and he was brilliantly talented so you know I did think that it was.
A great idea and I then agreed to romances.
Obama -- my question was you had your had a relationship pulled him prior to how did you two get together why did you do.
Well I had known him since.
You guys don't double dating or what the -- just about -- are.
I don't know actually and I didn't date each other case you're gonna ask that question -- don't bottom but oddly enough I met.
One ABC radio -- he and I debated an issue on a radio program.
When the moderator named Gil gross in -- longer ago yeah in 1995.
And the issue was whether or not.
They should use student yearbooks.
Identifying items -- as -- police precincts could hold them tried to identify the perpetrators of crimes.
And we debated that issue and I think he I asked him a lunch after that because I was really moved by how well he -- the issue now if we were disagreeing and it led to our friendship then.
Awesome and so I I knew him pretty well but I was expecting the committee answering to run for lieutenant governor.
As -- you have no idea.
When he got a beautiful house.
-- opposite of the -- of development indication that that was -- none at all.
Besides there's also people no stone about -- like we -- stuff about people.
So in this building.
If they offer detailed public like the stadium for example if that's what -- -- -- situation for a lot of paper that's.
But there was none of that talk about the dollars but you know it.
If any thing and I I found him to be.
Very professional particularly when he worked with other women and I remember we were in a march -- then.
I guess some attractive woman walked in front of us and somebody says something that he kind of admonished them and I think he's actually you really that kind of person who.
You know can kind of separate is kind of it's socialite from you know professional.
He has a real professional standard that way and I think it still does.
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