Paterson to Become 55th NY Governor
Paterson gets sworn in as the nation's first blind governor today, we are looking for photos and videos of the event.
Lt. Gov. David Paterson prepared to take over Monday for Gov. Eliot Spitzer, whose vow as he took office of "Day One, Everything Changes," was unraveled a week ago by revelations of a prostitution scandal.
At his swearing-in as the state's 55th governor, Paterson plans to use his inaugural speech to project confidence and optimism, while relating his own personal struggles to New York's ability to overcome challenges, an aide said.
Paterson will become the state's first black governor and the nation's first legally blind chief executive to serve more than a few days.
After acknowledging what a difficult week it has been for the state, Paterson plans to talk about the need for Republicans and his fellow Democrats to work together to address pressing issues, including the state budget.
On Sunday, Paterson was catching up on budget details and preparing — and memorizing — his inauguration speech.