Simon Cowell Stephen Schwarzman What His 50th Birthday Party. Guests were driven to and from the venue in a fleet of 200 or so limos.
Inside the hangar-like space at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue, on New York City's Upper East Side.
George Pataki Thursday tried to turn his underdog status in the race for the Republican nomination for president into an asset, saying only an outsider such as himself can rein in an out-of-control Washington, which he said is poisoning the American dream he has lived.
He also called for strengthening the military to take on Islamic State terrorists.
Eight years out of office, the former New York governor belongs to a vanishing breed of moderate northeastern Republican. He has little national name recognition, less money and zero campaign infrastructure in place.
Pataki publicly flirted with a White House bid in 20, and it’s tempting to interpret his revived interest as a financial gambit.
judge Simon Cowell, whose show is one of the highest-rated in television history, threw himself an over-the-top 50th birthday party this weekend that reminded us of something: Stephen Schwarzman's 60th birthday party, which the Blackstone chairman and co-founder hosted in February 2007, days after his firm completed the largest leveraged buyout ever recorded.
Pataki told USA Today in November that he would drop out if another candidate who could unite the party emerged.
Bruce Breton, a local elected official and member of Pataki's New Hampshire steering committee, said Pataki called him Tuesday afternoon to say he'd be exiting the race.
Breton said Pataki's campaign struggled to raise money and garner media attention.
And by the way, Wolf, there was a group that tried to do that 150, 160 years ago. We have to embrace the Muslims who embrace our freedom and living in safety.
'While tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president, I'm confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together and who understands that politicians, including the president, must be the people's servant and not their master,' said Pataki, 70.