Screengrab of Geroge Pataki's presidential website
George Pataki may be more ready than ever to take the presidential plunge. The former New York governor has been flirting with the idea, and it seems committed to building a website for the occasion.
The Observer discovered a beta site, which was briefly published by accident. D'oh! It's been scrubbed from public view since the report. But, the screengrab exists. (A perfect reminder to us all that once something's online, it's in the Internet ether forever). It reads, "The Pataki Record," which includes topics like "budget," "K-12 education" and "national security" in a drop-down menu.
Pataki's spokesman told CapitalTonight.com, "Can't run a campaign without a website — the hosting company apparently made a mistake and has prematurely made it searchable. The site is still in development and will only be launched if the Governor decides to get in the race."
Pataki is scheduled to attend the Polk County Picnic in Iowa this Saturday, along with presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Ron Paul.