Sent along by Harris Lirtzman is this interesting tidbit from Governor Cuomo's July schedule:
Thursday July 16, 2015: Dock's Restaurant 633 Third Avenue, New York NY - 3:40 PM
Meeting with Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers
Staff Participant - Bill Mulrow, Secretary to the Governor
Anybody want to hazard a theory on what was discussed at that meeting in July?
There's a story out today at State of Politics about how Cuomo is making nice with former enemies like Chuck Schumer and some state workers unions in an attempt to isolate Bill de Blasio even more than he already is.
Over the summer, Cuomo was gathering as many former de Blasio allies to himself as well, people like Melissa Mark-Viverito and Tish James, in order to isolate de Blasio and make life uncomfortable for the mayor.
Could be this meeting was part of that same strategy.
Or it could be that Mulgrew wanted to meet with Cuomo so he could let the governor know just what a mess he has made of public education in this state and implore him to change course.
Or it could be that, just as the animosity between professional wrestlers is all phonied up for the camera, the animosity between Mulgrew and Cuomo is as fake as Sandra Lee's margarita mix and they were just catching up for old time's sake.