The Pataki Obit

We just couldn’t resist piling on our embattled Governor in this week’s issue, tracing his path from an apparent revival a couple of months ago — when he was telling backers that he was starting to raise “federal money” — to the current mess.

You’ll be glad to learn that the Patakis’ personal economic development policy apparently includes an office park…in Georgia. And that somehow a few New York State contractors turn up among the tenants.

“I don’t think it’s premature for an obituary,” Baruch’s Doug Muzzio told us, reflecting a growing consensus. “Forget it. The guy is not going to be President.”

Based on our conversation yesterday with Pataki advisor Kieran Mahoney, we feel confident that he will consider both Muzzio and the authors of the article morons.