THE CAPITOL CONNECTION: Bad advice? But who knew?

WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE? The pandemic is upon you. You are the governor of New York. People are really frightened. They are looking to you for leadership. You go on television practically every day and tell people the facts as you know them. This is in great contrast to the malignancy who was posing as president of the United States at the time. We all know who was largely responsible for the Covid-19 deaths because, either on purpose or due to ignorance, he refused to lead and tell the truth. Suddenly, you became the guy who does the work the faux president should have been doing.

Then, as it always happens when you are in a place of great and strategic importance, someone throws a curve ball at you. You take the best advice you have been offered by the medical professionals and that turns out to be bad advice. However, you took it, you are the head man, you are the governor. Your Republican adversaries, who have always been out to get you, seize on the mistake and try to drive those who can be convinced that you are a bad guy.

But it really doesn’t stop with the other party. There are those in your own party who have been waiting to get you for a long time. Hey, that’s the political game. When Eliot Spitzer got himself into trouble and you were the state’s attorney general, you were hardly kind to him. When Alan Hevesi was convicted of taking bribes, he, too, was prosecuted by then Attorney General Cuomo. Cuomo is a tough guy. Sooner or later, the things a tough guy does to other people will come back to bite him in the behind. It is always a good idea to respect those around you, as Joe Biden recently reminded all those who work for him. Read more…

THE CAPITOL CONNECTION: Where’s Stefanik go next?

ONE CAN ONLY WONDER about what makes Elise Stefanik tick. The New York North Country Congresswoman may be a heroine to the Trumpers but she is anathema to those who revile the now disgraced, twice impeached president who now faces a Senate trial on the charge that he incited the crowd that invaded the Capitol, the symbol of our democracy. I have no doubt that he told that group of dangerous fools to do what they did. Political expediency being what it is has led Stefanik to shut her eyes and continue to do and say things she couldn’t possibly believe in.

Stefanik was once the youngest woman ever elected to the United States House of Representatives. Right from the start, she was identified as a top Republican prospect for higher office. After all, here was the ultimate phony, Donald Trump, a lying, lying, lying liar who was despised and characterized by so many as a disingenuous, quite crazy, narcissistic piece of garbage. Who better to help clean up his image than a bright young Harvard graduate? Furthermore, the Republican Party really could use some more young blood. Read more…