One capital district school superintendent says Governor Andrew Cuomo is making statements that are "absolutely obscene." Wow, that's strong language, and it's typical of the increasing rancor between the state's Chief Executive and the 700+ superintendents who are waging a war of words over state aid to their districts. Of course, what's acceptable for elected officials in terms of political speech may not be appropriate for appointed administrators who like to decry "politics" when it suits their interests.......Once you get into the briar patch of political invective its not so easy to extricate oneself.
Whether the Governor is guilty of obscenity is a matter of semantics, but one wonders what the long term damage is to this orgy of hyperbole going on. Certainly teachers and their union are increasingly polarizing figures and the Governor is alienating his core constituencies, although really....where else do the public unions have to go to...Carl Paladino ?
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