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A close reader of Pataki Administration press releases emails over a striking similarity between the two sets of condolences sent out today, one for civil rights figure Rosa Parks and the other for New York Giants owner Wellington Mara.

The messages conclude:

“The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers are with the Parks family, and all of her friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”

And:

“The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers are with the Mara family, the Giants and Wellington’s friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”