New York Gov. David Paterson's new prominence has forced him to become more comfortable with his visual impairments. "I had been, on occasion, accused of trying to hide my own disability," he said. "But now, to be able to be myself and have it known ... I think there are a lot of people who have a lot of different problems who feel more empowered. ... If that's the case, I'm feeling pretty good about that aspect of the job."
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