Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Phenomenal success

Photo by Clément Ciocca.
Andrew Cuomo starting to sound a little like Donald Trump, in Buffalo:
"Moreland Commission was a phenomenal success, it generated all sorts of interest in the behavior of the legislature," Cuomo said.
Also about how he never interfered with the commission's functioning:
“The best evidence of independence is when someone from the second floor says, ‘Why don’t you do this?’ The chairman says, ‘Let me think about.’ And then the chairman says, ‘I disagree, I don’t want to do that.’ That’s not a sign of interference. That is demonstrable proof of independence.”
He's got proof that his interference wasn't always successful, so obviously it wasn't interference.

And finally the bit I woke up to, on WNYC this morning:
“Is it perfect? No. Is there more to do? Yes,” the governor said. “But it worked. And the commission members should feel very, very good about what they did.” The governor says he ended the commission, even though it was in the midst of probes, because he doesn’t “believe the state needs another expensive prosecutor’s office."
The real reason he shut it down: it was just so successful it wasn't fair to all the other commissions. He put it hors concours.

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