David Alexander Paterson is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of New York, succeeding Eliot Spitzer and serving out the final three years of Spitzer's term from March 2008 to the end of 2010. He is the first African American to hold that position and the second legally blind U.S. Governor of any state after Bob C. Riley, who was Acting Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in January 1975.
|I want to prove that you can get things done without having everyone dislike you – ie acting like a politician.||Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|The system of checks and balances has sometimes been misused by those who are antithetical to any progress.||Management & Managing Government|
|You don’t just talk to your enemies. At the same time, you talk to the world and show the world the difference between you and your enemies.||Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs|