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    Darth Stateworker

    I don't disagree that they're similar and that the press treats them differently

    But the thing is, it helps that when Cuomo wants something, he gets it, but when Spitzer wanted something, he didn't get it, and that plays in the minds of voters.

    If people said no to Cuomo, his approval ratings would plummet.

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      Saying no to him would hurt him.  If the press would report it that way.

      Problem is, he's already been told no.  On fracking.  On pension amortization.  Basically, on more than a few high profile items.

      However, his image and his perceived power doesn't suffer - largely due to the way the Capitol press corps frames the losses.  Again, "Cuomo the All-Powerful" is largely a creation of the press.  Silver could stand in his way any time he wants to.  But Silver, being a calm, cool political actor, apparently just feels its best to bide his time and let Cuomo hang himself.  He's likely right: with the level of sleeze Cuomo exudes, it's likely only a matter of time before his administration ends up caught up in scandal.  That's my prediction.

      "There was no such thing as a "wealthy" hunter-gatherer. It is the creation of human society that has allowed the wealthy to become wealthy. As such, they have an obligation to pay a bit more to sustain that society than the not-so-wealthy." - Me

      by Darth Stateworker on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 08:43:15 AM PDT

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