The Rochester paper is chiding Governor Cuomo for being too secretive in his dealings, in particular events leading up to passage of same sex marriage. The gay marriage law is now mired in a court fight over the issue of whether the genesis of the bill was conducted in compliance with the state's Sunshine Laws.
Government and politics is all about relationships and cutting deals and that often does not lead to "open government", whatever that means.
While it is certainly the job of media to pine over transparency, the Governor continues to get high marks for his style. Voters will continue to like what he is doing until they don't like it.
In any event, Mr. Cuomo is likely to be relected in 2014 over token opposition, opening the door to a White House bid in 2016. That path is readily transparent.
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