Monday, April 12, 2010

Pataki wants to help right the ship

George Pataki, in a Fox Business interview last week.

FOX BUSINESS: Now I have to ask you right off the bat. Are you planning on running for the Presidency of the United States? And so you're out here leading the tax drum beat, here?

PATAKI: I'm doing my best to try to run 2-3 miles per day, 4 or 5 times a week. Let's leave it at that.

[After a lengthy discussion of tax policy, he calls for repealing and replacing ObamaCare]

So if we started by by repealing ObamaCare, replacing it with legitimate reforms -- reforms like allowing people to purchase across state lines; medical malpractice reforms so you get rid of frivolous lawsuits, keeping some of the good things in the bill, like dealing with the preexisting conditions issue, dealing with lifetime caps and insurance companies dropping people after they've been there -- those are good reforms, but most of these reforms are new spending, entitlement programs.

At the end of the interview, his questioners return to the Prez stuff.

FOX BUSINESS: You gonna run for President?

PATAKI: I'm gonna do my best to help our country get on the right track.