Positive, But a Little Mean

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Here’s an un-jaundiced review of Day 1 from Amy Luke, an 8th grader from Delmar who watched Eliot Spitzer’s inauguration yesterday from behind the metal barricades with her mom, Jina, and a few thousand of their closest friends.

Azi P: If you could tell the new governor something, what would you tell him?

Amy L: Um, that I think he’s going to do a good job. And he sounded really positive.

AP: What made him positive?

AL: He didn’t say bad things that happened to New York.

AP: He said New York has been asleep for ten years like Rip Van Winkle.

AL: Yeah, that was kind of mean.

AP: Did you find it sad?

AL: It was kind of mean for the old governor, Mr. Pataki.

AP: What do you think Mr. Pataki was thinking when he heard that?

AL: Hey, I did my best.

— Azi Paybarah

Positive, But a Little Mean