Capital Confidential puts all this in context:
It’s been five days since @NYGovCuomo has appeared in public. We are unable to find a weekday gap that long in recent public schedules.
— Capitol Confidential (@TUCapCon) July 25, 2014
Public sked for Saturday has Cuomo back in the fabled NYC area: Day Six without appearances.
— Capitol Confidential (@TUCapCon) July 26, 2014
The Astorino campaign has had some fun with Cuomo's disappearance:
Where is Andrew? from Rob Astorino on Vimeo.
I've had some fun on Twitter with this as well:
.@billyjoel Have you seen @NYGovCuomo? He seems to be missing ever since NY Times/Moreland piece. I'm very concerned!
— realitybasededucator (@perdidostschool) July 25, 2014
Despite being whereabouts unknown, Cuomo hasn't completely gone silent - he's sent out more press releases than you'd ever want to read:
Cuomo has put out 22 news releases since Wed, the second highest Wed-Fri total from his office of any week in 2014 pic.twitter.com/n2n78q1CTN
— Bill Mahoney (@mahoneyw) July 25, 2014
Clearly Cuomo wants to send out the impression that all is well in Cuomoland, that he remains in command doing stuff even as he remains out of the public eye.
Quite frankly, I think it sends the opposite message, that he's desperate to change the subject all the while keeping out of sight to avoid having to answer any questions about Wednesday's Times/Moreland story.
In any case, he can't remain out of sight forever.
It's the summer, yes, so he's got some cover for staying hidden for now, but eventually he's got to come out of hiding.
I mean, even Mark Sanford came off the old Appalachian Trail eventually.
So, let's put the question out there:
When do you think Cuomo finally reappears in public?
And when do you think he finally takes questions about Moreland (since reappearing in public doesn't guarantee he takes questions.)
I'm betting he reappears riding his motorcycle with Billy Joel, then pulls a Reagan and makes believe he can't hear the press questions over the sounds of the motorcycle engines.
What say you out there?
When do we see Governor Cuomo in public again?