For showing some common sense and decency.
He should have made this decision months ago, when the IFC first proposed their "politically correct" paean to anti-Americanism be built on the ashes of real heroes...
Did it really have to take the Firefighters' and Policemen's united efforts to point out to Pataki and the rest of the powers that be, how supremely bad the plans were? Was judgment so impaired?
Wait. This is New York we're talking about, here. They're the guys who thought Giuliani's "broken windows" policy was lame and loopy and fascist, and would destroy the city. I guess that answers that.