Finally, a politician in office has the stones to stand for what's right. He may be blind, but he's the only one who sees.
Paterson says he has no objections to the controversial mosque and Islamic community center planned at 45 Park Place, he's also volunteering another site on state-owned property for it to be built.
Paterson would not specify where that site would be, but said there needs to be greater dialogue to try and allay everyone's fears.
"I don't have any objection to it being built there, but I'm very sensitive to the desire of those who are adamant against it to see something else worked out,” said the governor. “And frankly, if the sponsors who are looking for property anywhere at a distance that would beseech that, it would accommodate a better feeling among the people who are frustrated, I would look into trying to provide them with the state property they would need."
One prominent mosque supporter rejected the governor's trial balloon, saying Paterson's remarks validate the idea that all Muslims are responsible for what terrorists did on September 11th.