Sick of Being Sick

George Pataki tells the Times that he is sick of being sick and now, at least two groups have taken shots at our recovering governor.

First, a former FDA official joined Shelly Silver and two of his colleagues to call for the governor to rethink his position on emergency contraception.

“Last year, our so-called ‘moderate’ governor took a hard turn to the right when he vetoed bipartisan EC legislation,” said Shelly. “In doing so, he placed his own political ambitions ahead of the health-care needs of New York women, medical science and the ideals of the pro-choice movement.”

Then, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness launched a campaign against what they call Pataki’s “reckless” budget. They allege that the budget contains $16 Billion in tax cuts and loopholes mostly benefiting large corporations.

—Nicole Brydson