The Comedy of Corruption, by Andrew Cuomo
"This is a job for Batman" (Police Commissioner Gordon, 1966)
Andrew M. Cuomo, the self-appointed Commissioner of Corruption, has apparently resigned his position as New York's Governor.
On Friday, October 18, 2013, Ethicsgate.com, in association with Reform2014.com, announced that "The Most Important Campaign of Our Time Begins…. WANTED - A Governor to Fight Corruption - A Governor to Restore the Faith of the People in Their Government - The search for such a person begins…."
Robert J. Duffy, elected as New York's Lieutenant Governor in 2010, is New York's de facto Governor. New York Governor Duffy has a long, solid and, importantly, real history of community service. Governor Duffy is a former Chief of Police of Rochester, and he led important reform there as its Mayor during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Commissioner Andrew Cuomo obviously disagrees with Governor Duffy as to how to affect true reform. In the world of New York corruption, Commissioner Cuomo embraces the establishment of "commissions" while simultaneously sabotaging true reform by screwing with the works of otherwise good-intentioned member appointees- and all through backdoor politics.
While we await the formation of yet another useless commission- perhaps a commission to "investigate" the priming (read: corrupting) of the Moreland Corruption Commission- please ponder:
Cuomo chickens out on corruption
NY Post by the Editorial Board - October 9, 2013
"That's the message Gov. Cuomo just sent about his vow to clean up Albany… once the Moreland [Commission] folks started doing real things… suddenly everyone in Albany is on the same side. It's just not the side of the state's citizens."
Off the leash
NY Daily News - Opinion - October 18, 2013
"Cuomo['s] back-room meddling risks trashing the commission's credibility- and ruining this generation's last, best shot at cleaning up Albany……Cuomo acknowledges that the [Moreland] panel is not truly independent since it answers to him and uses staff borrowed from his office."
"Holy Nightmare" (Boy Wonder, Robin, 1966)