If he is annoying the Rev. Al Sharpton, then Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo is doing the right thing....This tail has been wagging the Democratic Party for too long with his race baiting and victim politics.
I am not one to pine about the past as I do believe in redemption, but that Tawana Brawley incident is a hard one to overlook. Of course the media feeds Sharpton by making him the go-to interview for all things black.....I am not sure that's a service to black Americans, but I understand every newsman has a Rolodex and the Reverand is filed under "Black issues."
If Mr. Cuomo wants to appoint Carl McCall to a commission that's fine. The former Comptroller is certainly distinguished in his service. However, he shouldn't feel compelled to appoint a respected person of color just to fend off the charges from the Reverand Al.
Besides that, Rev. Sharpton didn't support Mr Cuomo. That means while he can extend the new governor best wishes as many of us did, you don't assume you are his advisor and confidant.
Appoint whomever you want Mr. Cuomo. You won and New Yorkers respect that outcome.
Rev. Al Sharpton