Governor George Pataki will
announce he is not running for another term, according to reports. And, along with many others, Gothamist is relieved as Pataki hit the wall in during his third term and seemed more and more unhelpful to New York City's needs. Of course, now this means Pataki will probably pursue a run for the Presidency in 2008, and we're personally not too convinced tall, hulking, kind of charmless guy can go that far in national politics these days, we're not going to think too much about it for now. Bring on Spitzer.
The Observer has an article about "Pataki Inc." - all the interests that have benefited from Pataki's governorship and whether they'll weather his new life.