Pataki: Fundraise, Yes

Governor Pataki is usually the mild one when it comes to Ground Zero skirmishes. There must have been something he didn’t like though about the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation saying it would stop fundraising, because his spokeswoman Joanna Rose has just sent this excoriating e-mail to reporters:

“The Mayor and the Governors are already on the same page–we have the Arad/Walker design and we have a $500 million budget, of which over $200 million is already committed from public sources. The Memorial Foundation should focus on their most important task– fund-raising.”

Huh, you mean the foundation voted on this without consulting its biggest donor, the state?

Matthew Schuerman Pataki: Fundraise, Yes