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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cuomo's Book-Signing Emblematic Of Cuomo's Tenure As Governor

From the NY Times:

There were no lines snaking down the sidewalk, and no scramble to claim a copy of the 517-page tome. The most enthusiastic attendees seemed to be the protesters outside, who urged a ban on hydraulic fracturing.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made his public debut as a published memoirist on Wednesday night, signing copies of his book at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square.

Befitting his political stature, the event was heavily guarded and stage-managed, but it attracted only a modest crowd of would-be readers.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, he was not.


On Wednesday night, the book was ranked No. 2,076 on’s best-seller list. People unhappy with Mr. Cuomo flooded the reviews on the site; of the 162 reviews by Wednesday night, 158 gave it one out of five stars.

Stage-managing the appearance, keeping the press controlled and out-of-earshot, few enthusiastic supporters, mostly enthusiastic critics.

That crystallizes Cuomo's tenure as governor perfectly.

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