Giuliani Rethinks Pataki, Cuomo

Steve Kornacki talked to Rudy Giuliani up in NH yesterday and sent along this email:

Rudy Giuliani used his speech at a fund-raiser for NH state House Republican candidates to tout the importance of electing GOP candidates up and down the ballot and the party’s general superiority on every issue imaginable. So I asked him if he still thinks Mario Cuomo would make a better governor than George Pataki:

Giuliani’s response:

“It’s so long ago, I can’t even remember it. George Pataki turned out to be a terrific governor and a good friend. Hindsight always makes things easier, and I guess that’s kind of the point I was making about even more serious issues like North Korea, September 11, and even yesterday. But I said this before: George Pataki turned out to be a really good governor. If I had known that beforehand, I probably could have made a different decision. I didn’t. With the facts I had available then, that was the right decision, I thought, for the city and the state.”

– Azi Paybarah