Monday, August 22, 2005 - Pataki calls for federal probe over audiotapes - Aug 23, 2005

~~~ Just a hunch,, but I think this will torpedo any chance Pataki
had for the 2008 GOP Presidential nod.
{Not that he stood a chance anyway.] ~~ TP - Pataki calls for federal probe over audiotapes - Aug 23, 2005

"Even if these tapes were illegally made -- and we don't know yet that they were -- we believe the Supreme Court of the United States has affirmed our right to publish the contents of the tapes," Col Allan, editor-in-chief of the Post, said in a statement." ~~~ Interesting Point ~~ TP

ALBANY, New York (AP) -- Gov. George Pataki called Monday for a federal investigation after transcripts of taped telephone conversations he had with an aide appeared in a newspaper.

The New York Post reported that the conversations appear to have taken place during Pataki's first term, probably in 1996 and possibly in 1997.

The newspaper said it anonymously received a tape recording of the telephone conversations, which include a former Pataki aide complaining about administration commissioners not hiring the patronage appointees he had recommended to them quickly enough.

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