Paterson Won’t Be ‘Daunted or Distracted,’ Resolves to Finish Term

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"I will keep governing until the end of the year. I will not be daunted or distracted by any forces … I will be talking to the investigation, not to the media. I learned a valuable lesson during this time — I am no different than anybody else. They say a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can strap its boots on.” —Governor David Paterson today, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, pledging to finish out his term, a declaration that was reportedly met with “huge applause” [NYDN]