WASHINGTON POST- "ANDREW CUOMO IS BULLETPROOF"
Usually I do these "BACKFILL" notes as comments to existing posts --- BUT, THIS ONE IS A LITTLE ZIPPY --- So, it rates a post all its own
According to the folks (or at least one of them) at the broadsheet Post that comes out of D.C., "The New York Times basically ended the political career of Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) in recent weeks, publishing a story about academic plagiarism that caused Walsh to drop his 2014 campaign on Thursday. *** When it comes to their very own Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), though, another Times blockbuster hasn't really moved the needle -- at least with voters...." (See "Andrew Cuomo is bulletproof" by Aaron Blake, 8/11/14, Washington Post/ The Fix [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/11/andrew-cuomo-is-bulletproof/]). Mr. Blake's piece goes on to say that "The shuttering of the Moreland Commission led to a very tough editorial from the Times editorial board: "Gov. Andrew Cuomo ran for office four years ago promising first and foremost to clean up Albany. Not only has he not done that, but now he is looking as bad as the forces he likes to attack." He has also been hounded by a political press that is unhappy with the answers (or lack thereof) that they're getting, and the situation has even earned the attention of the local U.S. attorney, Preet Bharara. *** But you know whose attention the situation hasn't earned? The people."
>>> SO TAKE THAT YOU NEW YORK TIMESMEN AND OTHER ANTI-CUOMOTISTAS <<<
According to Aaron Blake here is why the needle hasn't moved in a direction against Governor Cuomo: "The reason: Very few New Yorkers are even tuning in to the Moreland Commission news."
He is also a little more analytic than that, as shown by this: "Cuomo's biggest ally in this situation is the sheer complexity of the Moreland Commission story. While Walsh's plagiarism was cut-and-dry, and neighboring Gov. Chris Christie's (R) bridge scandal was pretty easy to grasp, the Moreland Commission is still quite hard to penetrate -- for voters and journalists alike."
HMMM ! THIS GUY, WHO PROBABLY ROOTS FOR A TEAM THAT STILL HAS A DEEPLY RACIST NAME THAT RHYMES WITH "DEADSKINS," THINKS THAT NEW YORKERS, INCLUDING THEIR JOURNALISTS, JUST DON'T GET CUOMO'S MORELAND COMMISSION PROBLEMS
Good title, though.....
AND A GREAT ESCAPT HATCH ENDING TO THE ARTICLE:
"Cuomo is hardly out of the woods -- even in Christie's situation, his decline in the polls was slow at first -- but at least for the 2014 election, he doesn't appear to be paying much of a price and still looks to be a lock for reelection. And, as with Christie, Cuomo's already-good reputation seems to be buoying him in what otherwise could be some very trying times. *** That doesn't mean he doesn't have problems, both when it comes to Bharara and a potential future presidential campaign. But for now, the sheer complexity of the Moreland Commission story is Cuomo's best friend."
Now , all you New Yorkers, how about a rousing chorus, "Hail to the Redskins...."