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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Who Are You Kidding, Cuomo?

Here's part of a tribute Michaela Kennedy Cuomo "wrote" for her father, Governor Andrew Cuomo, that was published at LoHud:

On Dec. 6, my grandpa and entire family will celebrate my dad's 57th birthday together.

To me, Andrew Cuomo is so much more than the most accomplished governor in recent history — he is the most supportive, attentive, and reliable friend and father any child has ever had. Andrew Cuomo has not only passed four budgets on time for the first time in 40 years, but he has also been on time for every soccer game, basketball game, tennis match, track meet, ski race, concert, and play, for the past 19 years of my sisters and my lives. From Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Irene, Andrew Cuomo has been on the scene with a bucket literally in hand for each of the 11 natural disasters that have occurred within his administration. Still, he has made time to talk me through all of my stereotypical teenage dramas. I do not know where time comes from, or how he has so much of it, but he somehow spoils me with his company while being wholly devoted to the state.

My friends envy my relationship with my Dad. And their parents admire the work that he has done. Each Sunday evening, we sit down to our traditional sausage and meatballs with pasta, and the governor talks about the latest global, national, and local issues, and how he is approaching them. I give my Dad my opinion and we discuss and debate. There is no wall between political and family life, yet there is distinctly devoted time for both individually. I do not know how he does it.

I don't know how he does it either.

Read the entire thing, just don't drink anything while you're reading or you'll be cleaning liquid off your computer screen or mobile phone.

Hey, Governor, do you really think anybody reading that claptrap supposedly written by your daughter actually believes it was written by your daughter?

Seriously, how many 17 year old's would write: "Andrew Cuomo has not only passed four budgets on time for the first time in 40 years, but he has also been on time for every soccer game, basketball game, tennis match, track meet, ski race, concert, and play, for the past 19 years of my sisters and my lives."

Or this doozy: "It has been impossible for me to come up with a birthday gift that could express to my Dad my appreciation and admiration of all that he does – from his leadership in achieving marriage equality and sensible gun control for the family of New York, to serving as role model for our own family."

None, that's how many.

I had the following exchange with Seema Kalia on Twitter after I retweeted the tribute "written" by Michaela Kennedy Cuomo for her father:






And I had this one with CuomoWatch:





There's a rule of etiquette and ethics that says members of the families of politicians and mob figures are off limits - I generally abide by that rule.

But this tribute "written" by Michaela Kennedy Cuomo for her father, Sheriff Andy, is just too much.

I'm going to give Seema Kalia the final word here:



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