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THOSE WHO TRUSTED PATAKI NOW KNOW BETRAYAL

I am sincerely sorry for the plight of Michael Winsick and other disabled persons whose freedom is threatened by Gov. Pataki's plan to cap personal home care. Living at home, even in semi-dependence, is far more desirable than institutionalization.

I also empathize with all those students who may lose a grant, a loan or even a campus under our new state government.

Mr. Winsick says he voted for Pataki and now feels betrayed. How many college students voted for Pataki? How many school teachers and administrators? How many city residents proudly voted in this new administration?

Had Pataki voters studied his Albany voting record and considered that he was being mentored by New York's sleaziest politician, perhaps they wouldn't have pulled that lever.

New Yorkers voted out an ethical, moral, intelligent and compassionate leader, and now we have . . . Pataki. I'm sorry for us all, for surely the old and the sick, the students and the city dwellers will suffer for years to come.

JUDI LOBUZZETTA
Buffalo

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