Looking back at New York’s last Governor…….
A guy that did more brick and mortor for the Empire state than most of his his predecessors …
But whose meanness and thirst for power cost him the friends he could have had to save his job….
Where were you on this day in 2021, when Andrew Cuomo began a pre-taped video speech just like any other refutal of multiple sexual harassment allegations, but 180’d it into a resignation address?
In the roller coaster that ensued, his successor flung herself into the role and launched a juggernaut reelection campaign as soon as she took office, but Cuomo’s never fully disappeared.
His presence still permeates the realm, remnants of an operating style that naturally remain after more than a decade in office. Rumors of a comeback this election cycle emerged just months after his resignation, continuing to rise and dissipate with the filing deadlines. Cuomo himself engaged in that song and dance to varying degrees, with a short — but not quite sweet — set of speaking engagements.
The consequences of his fallout extended further and farther than many expected, such as the resignation of CNN President Jeff Zucker. But not all of those have stuck. His former inner circle has more recently been making moves to rebrand. Cuomo’s little bro, Chris, who was fired from CNN, has launched a podcast to do journalism his way, as a “FREE AGENT,” and apparently a lot of people have been smashing that subscribe button.
It’s unclear what might be next for the former governor himself, who still has more than $10 million in his campaign account. He reportedly moved back in with his sister and Kenneth Cole in Westchester County. He’s kept us vaguely updated on Twitter with his fishing escapades, a select list of holiday greetings, constant thoughts about his dad, his musings about being a dad, and his political accomplishments as they relate to current events….