Even Governor Cuomo has quietly done all he can to make sure his own party is not in charge, and he is taking heat from the left for not putting party over the people of New York.
Democratic Leader Senator John Sampson Hopes to Overcome Image Problem
While Pedro Espada and company are gone, and its true the GOP majority really stands for little other than a block against far-left policies, it is best if Dean Skelos remain as majority leader.
As for the Governor, he will take some carping for not standing with Democrats, but he benefits by being seen as being able to transcend party for the greater good.
In the capital your very being is defined by the box checked on a voter registration form. That's now how real people see the world and Mr. Cuomo is playing this wisely.
Albany Democrats, in disarray - NY Daily News