Vaxx not what your governor can do for you, but what you can do to replace your governor, to paraphrase a saying.
That should be the motto for Albany politicians as new revelations continue to be uncovered against Andrew Cuomo.
It was reported on Monday that the governor pocketed $5.12 million for his fictional tale of how he led New York out of the Covid-19 pandemic. He faces accusations that he used state workers to produce the tome.
At a Monday press conference Cuomo attempted — quite unsuccessfully — to side step questions about harassment charges “ by questioning what an “intimate relationship” means.
“Intimate has a number of manifestations,” Cuomo said. The remark reminded some to former President Bill Clinton’s “Depends on what the definition of is is,” when he faced similar charges.
Cuomo then jokingly suggested that he and NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker have an “intimate relationship”.
“I think we have an intimate relationship, don’t you think? Yeah, not a sexual relationship,” he said laughing.
In another stunning news release more than 33,000 New York residents fled the state for Florida, according to state driver’s licenses changes for the 6 months ending in March 2021, according to state records.
This represents a 32 percent rise from the same period in 2020, when another 25,370 New Yorkers traded in their licenses for Florida.
This migration is probably a contributing factor as to why New York lost another Congressional seat as a result of the 2020 Census.
The numbers should not surprise anyone living in the democratically controlled Empire State where schools and businesses were closed for more than a year and state and city taxes are soaring. Florida does not have a state income tax.
Governor Ron DeSantis has successfully brought Florida through the pandemic without the draconian measures seen in New York, California, Michigan and Illinois. Deaths are much lower on a per capita basis than all these democratically controlled states listed above despite a higher median age.
Good day Sunshine state.