The gushing for Andrew Cuomo's first six months continues with this op/ed from Maureen Dowd. But since Maureen is one of the better writers out there, I always enjoy her take and she is right that Mr. Cuomo has skillfully altered Albany's image and developed a national following by seizing the marriage issue at a time when others didn't see that a lot of people were ready to accept the change or at least not violently opposed to it.
President Obama lost the initiative with the left on that, and nobody on the right really believes him when he says he is against it.
The Governor is shopping his image as an "aggressive progressive" committed to social change but willing to loosen his family's bear hug for big government.
I don't know if its "Utopia on the Hudson." That may be an oxymoron.....But its better than it was and the capital is off the laughingstock list at least temporarily.
Utopia on the Hudson - NYTimes.com