Gov. Paterson on Wednesday night said finding a compromise over the controversial mosque planned for near Ground Zero would represent “a magic moment in our history.”
Appearing on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Paterson said moving the planned Park51 project farther away from Ground Zero would be a “noble gesture” on the part of the developers while at the same time it would foster a better understanding of Islam.
“It’s my firm belief that if we talk about perhaps maybe some way of working this out which would be suitable for both parties, it would be a great day for this country,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, President Obama says he had no second thoughts about wading into the flap – even though polls show he’s out of touch with voters on the issue.
OBAMA REMARKS ON MOSQUE SUPPORT