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And if you want to be ginger about this but I do think it's.
Important to get an idea what it's like down there covered -- there are numbered years and -- so probably knows better than anyone.
Former New York governor George Pataki who led the state during those tragic days.
You know what's down there you know the -- down there governor.
You know when they talk to victims' families that's the case right now Senator Obama and Cindy McCain's well.
We sent you.
-- only can -- is express your condolences and and praised their courage that they have shown and I think.
When I think back to September 11 many different emotions but moments the strength of the famines.
In the days and weeks afterwards we all Fed a tremendous sense of loss but nothing like someone who lost their child and lost their husband -- Lost their wife and and their courage their strength on September 11 and in the weeks and months afterwards I think it's really what inspired us and -- still today you had their strength I think should be an inspiration to all of her.
It's not always so for you and mayor Giuliani at the time governor because as a public official.
You're dealing with such gaping tragedy.
And I can remember distinctly with you and I did.
I mean there would be families who would really just lost loved it was it was French it was not -- certain -- And they just.
You know that it just crumbled and lost that I can remember you with such as you can say any.
What do you do.
Have you faced that which well you just have to be strong.
And draw strength from their courage and from the sacrifice of some money like the firefighters and police officers and he'd just heard from someone like rob -- father.
You draw courage from their strength and yes there are times when people need a hug is a time when they need to laugh there's a time when they need to cry your shoulder and I think.
That having been there for them to do that was important.
I remember with you and I thought of this and Rudy Giuliani's case I remember.
With Bill Clinton and Oklahoma City after the bombing and I remember.
Down -- Ronald Reagan when he met the challenger families.
Every single one in the room would get a moment every single person -- get a hug.
Was there any sense from them.
That it made a difference that it provided some sort of closure or some sort of healing.
Are you know that men and meant a lot so all of them.
When you did spend the time give the and then the day that I'll never forget with the famines those three days later when President Bush came in and we went up to the javits center and there were.
Hundreds and hundreds of family members at that point many still.
Having hope that I loved -- -- found alive and just the fact that you took the time you showed that concern you shared their.
Agony I think many great deal to them and it's still that's you know and we can't on this September 11 even though it's seven years later.
Forget that as we reflect back with a sense of loss that.
There are hurting more than we are and this morning when I was down there I had.
The privilege really to have a number of families come up and hugged me again.
Thank me there was one father.
Telling me is showing me his child who is too when I carried him around at ground zero about a week later and he's now nine and that was it's just wonderful -- -- To be able to be there again for them as they've been there with their courage for America.
All right for those.
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