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I -- -- aren't talking with government David Paterson and management program.
The President Obama and centered program most famously -- -- to -- your thoughts on.
-- Well what how to say -- that.
Is the tsunami that has enveloped everyone that's tried to grapple with it.
I was the first I was the first statewide public official in this country who said we would go through the greatest recession since the Great Depression.
And I think.
The original decisions I made in my original attempts to try to cut spending during that time.
Will push back -- pretty severely.
Here we are two years later and what -- curious people Governor Christie in New Jersey and people on.
Nationally talking -- I we've got to cut spending and we've got to watch.
To to make sure that we don't light wind of so far in debt that we can dig our way our way out of it.
And I think now it's being appreciated but what I realizes that 24 governors.
Out of the 37.
Who were running for election this year declined to run.
So the reason ones that those who had to first attack this crisis -- 48 of the fifty states for an deficit.
Pretty much became victims of.
Why did you think so.
But to retirement if you aren't -- -- pointed to Senator Obama -- why you know why did you think to to support your what.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Not like put your policy -- what was part of the left but they do suspect or some legal problems are gonna hangover -- -- well.
-- -- cut 42 billion dollars of deficit in three years as my timing governor is three times the amount.
Anything has been.
Reduced even proportionally in the history of the state you're not gonna make many friends doing that and I realized even as I was doing it.
That in many respects I would be running in history rather than in an election in other words to make those decisions.
-- I understood what the consequences -- -- I took responsibility for it so I don't really blame anybody for.
And the fact that those who were disgruntled the special interest who got shut down.
The those who always seemed to be feeding at the trough weren't allowed two of the last few years.
Were able to create a very negative environment for me.
Going back to -- -- 2009.
And so you know for those who jumped to one at the end of the kind of piling on.
That's that's what goes on in in politics I don't have any.
Bad feelings about that this -- I'm moving on and and the rest can stay and grapple with a budget and when they get lit up like I did.
I'll watch it from the outside and have some sympathy for -- -- -- thinking about.
And I were -- life amendment throws I've songs like get the sense of a candidate.
Why -- I'm on -- so Smart system.
And loyalty and support I've sort of an amended -- -- There isn't as much loyalty -- Public serves as he used to be and I think a lot of it is.
Whatever is the inertia everybody wants to be a part of it and oddly enough.
You see these TV commercials from -- my colleagues I'm independent I'll stand up to this and that and then.
Every time something goes wrong -- -- like content.
Having been cleared.
Of these kinds of those charges.
Not one of them detonating these statements called me say you know something I'm really sorry I said that I -- given -- a chance to.
Particular reputation but.
I really was surprised by it but really what -- really focus on the number of people.
That did give me an opportunity express myself.
Even right here on this program right in the midst of my problems I got a chance to -- and and explained.
Our government -- -- how do you think.
Governor elect Cuomo all of them.
I think he'll do great you -- because.
I can't remember the last person I saw -- campaign.
With such honesty and such pragmatism.
They used to say that.
His father -- former governor Mario Cuomo campaigned in poetry.
But Andrew Cuomo campaigned in prose he told everyone exactly what he's gonna do he's out this morning talking -- about a 2% property tax cap.
He -- and he has an overwhelming public mandate to do so.
So when he Andrew Cuomo says I'm gonna clean this place have you don't hear anybody.
Saving back to him because he doesn't appear to have switched positions.
Which I would have to admit I appear to have done that in 2008.
I don't think I did I don't think my mind change I think the circumstances change and I tried to respond to it -- Andrew Cuomo.
It's coming in with a tremendous mandate he is sitting at an -- in elite administrator he would want he was entering general's office and I think you'll be.
Great for the state.
He needs cooperation he can't do it alone.
And I exits -- -- it will wonder whether or not the state as governor able to state is comfortable.
If did the new governor gets the support.
That from his colleagues that he's getting for.
And the public what -- -- find.
When it becomes governor.
Which account possibly known to the Congo which surprises -- But you know the -- for a surprise I got was the first day I was governor guesses the second -- -- woke up and went in the shower there was no hot water.
And I felt like a statement column for this.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Well I think but what Governor Cuomo will find is the proverbial term it's lonely at the top.
The Europe everybody is for him.
And but he will make some tough decisions.
And you'll find at times people he thought would be there.
Seeing the the backlash against some of the cuts he'll have to make.
But I think he knows that I think his experience watching President Clinton go through.
Difficult times and even his experience watching.
The last three governors go through it.
He -- also.
Worked in the administration.
25 years ago so I can't think of anywhere with a better resonate or experience to lead us at this time.
-- -- -- -- -- And net a cool Kwanzaa haven't got to -- offensive.
Governor David Paterson and -- one part of.
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