WAS THAT YOUR REACTION OR WAS THAT THE COMMUNITY'S REACTION?
I believe collectively that was our reaction. He was received very well. He was a very dynamic individual—presented himself very well, spoke fluently, and I think the community at large kind of perceived him as a person who was assuming a position in life that would somehow enough, somehow sooner or later make an indelible imprint not only on Albany, but on the nation. He seemed to be destined for that.