It takes a lot of extra sweat for New York's legally blind governor to act like a person with 20/20, the New York Times reports. David Paterson spends hours each night listening to recorded staff briefings—and memorizing speeches, since he can't read a teleprompter. And though the veteran politician knows Albany well, he's still learning the layout of the governor's mansion.
“The secret is how to adjust,” said Paterson, legally blind since infancy. “I ask myself how am I going to fit into this world, and how am I going to do it without killing myself.”