Monday, April 16, 2012

Prince Andrew's enemies list

I promised New York politics, but since I missed the yearly budget kerfuffle*, there has been much to comment on. I mean, sure, shit will always be sleazy in Albany, but to a resident it's all very par for the course.

That is, until I heard mention of a BuzzFeed article on my local public radio station this morning.
A top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo assembled a 35-page dossier on the work of an Albany political reporter considered hostile to his administration, highlighting any shred of criticism in a document that reflects the intense sensitivity of a governor on the brink of taking the national stage.
Indeed, the documents’ main value is in highlighting the intense sensitivity in Cuomo’s office to even the shadow of criticism or hint that politics could be taking place in the hallowed halls of the statehouse. Even as Cuomo edges toward the far more intense public scrutiny of the national stage in an anticipated presidential bid in 2016, he has created what is, even for the typically difficult statehouse relations between press an executive, an unusually tense standoff with the statehouse press corps.

Color me shocked that Gov Cuomo has an enemies list.

*Note to self: Write about property tax reform and the destruction of public schools some time soon.

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