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Taking a different angle on the pending departure of Pope Benedict XVI, CNN ponders how do leaders know when it's time to go.
To illustrate, CNN brings you ex-New York Gov. George Pataki, who stepped down after three terms rather than run for a fourth.
Pataki said he embraced normalcy after he left politics. Here's a snippet of the feature:
A year or two after he left office, Pataki went to Madison Square Garden with a group of friends to see the Knicks play. And he wanted to stand in line to get himself a hot dog -- something elected officials tend not to do.