Andrew Cuomo the New York State Attorney General and Democratic candidate for governor last week issued one of the most preposterous statements ever:
"I understand that the people of the state are frustrated. I'm frustrated. I'm angry. Nobody knows Albany corruption better than I do. I've been staring at the beast for three years."
What has he been doing during the last 4 years? One would think that he, as Attorney General of New York State, has been in a better position to curtail corruption than he would be as Governor.
Bullying people on Wall Street has not helped the people on Main Street. Main Street's problem is an overgrown, intrusive, arrogant, corrupt, money-grabbing state government, and the AG has done little there.
Mr. C's tenure at HUD gives little to be enthused about, unless you were a teacher or cop who bought one of his HUD homes at half-price because he thought you were underpaid. Talk about rewarding the public employee unions. Jacob Gershman commented in the Wall St. Journal a few days ago
Andrew Cuomo points to his time as Housing and Urban Development secretary as a prime example of how he's made government more efficient and effective. But federal auditors say Mr. Cuomo oversaw a "poorly planned" overhaul of personnel that bulked up HUD's public outreach but undermined the agency's enforcement efforts.
Does anyone really believe that this career-politician candidate will change Albany for the better?