Paterson Responds

Here are Governor David Paterson’s first public remarks in response to allegations that he and the state police contacted a woman who tried, unsuccessfully, to file an order of protection against a top aide to the governor.

Paterson didn’t answer questions about the incident, but did say he wasn’t resigning.

“I’m in it for the long haul,” Paterson said, “but I’m not in it without having my colleagues feel like they can talk to me.” Paterson Responds