George Pataki — American Politician born on June 24, 1945,

George Elmer Pataki is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York. A member of the Republican Party, Pataki was a lawyer who was elected Mayor of his home town of Peekskill, later going on to be elected to State Assembly, then State Senate. In 1994, he ran for Governor against three-term incumbent Mario Cuomo, defeating him by over a three-point margin as part of the Republican Revolution of 1994. Pataki, succeeding a three-term Governor, would himself be elected to three consecutive terms, and was one of only three Republican governors of New York elected since 1923, the others being Thomas Dewey and Nelson Rockefeller... (wikipedia)

On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood. All Americans became New Yorkers.
We know that when people are safe in their homes, they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter economic future for themselves and their families.
I'm thinking about governing as the governor of this state, and that's what I'm going to do.
After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means - and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything.
When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.