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(Amsterdam News) — As the final days of the historic New York Governor David Paterson administration come to a close, the outgoing governor sat down with several members of the Amsterdam News staff to reflect on his term as governor.  Paterson faced unprecedented challenges, including one of the worst economic climates in the history of the state and nation, and an often hostile press corps, which openly and consistently questioned his legitimacy and competence. But despite the obstacles he faced, Paterson was upbeat about his future and the future of the State. As he mulled over his governorship, he said that, first and foremost, he wanted to be remembered as one of the first political actors in the country to identify the economic crisis, and begin the process of asking for shared sacrifices.

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