On many issues, Lt. Gov. David Paterson is expected to be even more liberal than Eliot Spitzer.  But John Fund offers hope on one important issue, school choice, over at the Wall Street Journal:

But on at least one issue, Mr. Paterson breaks from liberal orthodoxy. He is passionately in favor of school choice and has even spoken at two conferences held by the Alliance for School Choice. At one, he pulled off the rare feat of quoting both Martin Luther King Jr. and individualistic philosopher Ayn Rand approvingly in the same speech.

Here’s hoping Mr. Paterson puts education reform ahead of tax policy as he draws up his list of priorities.