Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo is doing the right thing by holding a low key swearing in on New Year's Day and skipping the pomp and ceremony of four years ago when Eliot Spitzer began his short reign with a Presidential style ceremony outdoors in the shoadow of the Capitol.
The times we live in don't call for an "on Day One, everything changes" style event.
Only about 200 friends and family will attend events on the second floor of the Capitol, where the Governor's office is. There will be a public reception at the Executive Mansion on Eagle Street in the afternoon. Legislators will not be attending the events and it is unknown if former Governors will even be there.
Mr. Cuomo and his LG, Robert Duffy will hold his first staff meeting on January 1st.
The more dignified ceremony is in keeping with the office and the times and is a good first step for our new chief executive.
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