I really went to Andrew Cuomo's Watertown appearance with an open mind as I had really not heard much about his ideas for what he wants to do as Governor.
I liked the discussion of integrity in government, living within a budget and reforming the structures of state and local government.
Now I know its all easier said than done. Remember on "day one everything changes" ?
Still, Cuomo and the legacy of his father, is an imposing figure in NY politics, and by force of will he probably could get some things done.
What I found fascinating was how the Democratic high command, including Mr. Cuomo, throw their current leadership under the bus and with dripping sarcasm, ridicule them and say how ashamed they are of them....
Them being David Paterson, Sheldon Silver and John Sampson.
Even the legislators like Aubertine and Russell openly talk contemptuously of their own party and its leaders.
Today, Ed Koch labled Silver and Sampson as enemies of reform. I believe Mayor Koch as he is sincere. These others are awfully close to the regime of corruption to be condemning them...
Nonetheless, I enjoyed what Mr. Cuomo had to say and think there is merit to much of his message.