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Friday, January 24, 2014

Cuomo Takes Home $600,000 In Cash Bribes From Hollywood

From the Hollywood Reporter:

A high-wattage gathering of Hollywood moguls feted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Brentwood on Thursday night, raising nearly $600,000 for his reelection campaign and quietly discussing their hope that Cuomo will seek presidency, if Hillary Clinton decides not to run.

Behind Hillary, he's the second pick," said one attendee at the evening gathering, held at the Spanish-style manse of Fox Film chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and his wife Ann.

Cuomo addressed the crowd -- which included Jeffrey Katzenberg, MPAA chief Chris Dodd and NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt -- from a podium set up in Gianopulos' backyard. About 150 people -- who paid between $5,000 and $25,000 to attend the event -- stood under heaters as Cuomo boasted about his state's tax credit program for movie and TV production, saying he hopes to lure more filming to New York. He also surprised some members of the audience by "trash talking" Eliot Spitzer, saying his predecessor created a mess at the statehouse.

His straight talk delighted the crowd. "It was like we were listening to Mario," said one insider. "He was great," said Katzenberg, whose political consultant, Andy Spahn, helped organize the event.
Co-hosts include a selection of entertainment industry A-listers. Among them: Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Paramount’s Brad Grey, Sony CEO, Michael Lynton, Disney chairman Alan Horn, CBS CEO Les Moonves, NBC Universal’s Jeff Shell and Ron Meyer, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and Dodd.

Cuomo hands out the Hollywood tax credit to studios wherein NY State essentially pays them to film in New York and they pay him back by feting him in Hollywood, handing him $600,000 in cash and talking him up for president in 2016.

How is this not quid pro quo?

10 comments:

  1. His straight talk delighted the crowd. "It was like we were listening to Mario," said one insider. "He was great," said Katzenberg, whose political consultant, Andy Spahn, helped organize the event


    I'm sure The Governor enjoys hearing-"it was almost like listening to Mario."

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    1. In personality and temperament, Mario was a self-centered ass too. It was always about him and he always knew better than everybody else. That's Andy too. Where they differ, slightly, is Mario was more a classic liberal while Andy is a classic neo-liberal.

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  2. Almost but not quite. I am sure that good ole Mario is not thrilled with his son. What a monster on so many levels.

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    1. I bet Mario cares more about the attention than the policy. Mario was always a fevered ego who craved attention too - hard to see that changing in his twilight years.

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  3. If only the general public could wake up a bit. Any candidate that has super-robust campaign funds is not getting that money from regular citizens.

    It is obviously not in the masses best interest to vote for candidates that are getting piles of money from corporations and the uber-rich.

    Though we'll get no help from the media, (because that hurts their 1% ownership's interests), people need to look closer at other viable candidates who aren't at the 1%'s teat.

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    1. I agree, Pogue. This guy's campaign war chest is a good indication that he is a cheap whore up for sale.

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    شركة سكاي نقل العفش
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