With Gov Andrew Cuomo's passing of a second budget in a row on time, a new norm has been established in Albany, a norm that not even his illustrious father could achieve. Andrew Cuomo has righted, by the strength and character of his leadership, the ship of legislative state in NY. He has ended the machivellian manipulations and the power grabbing shenanigans that have plagued Albany for decades! He(Andrew Cuomo) has effectively cowed the NYS legislature republican and democrat. No mean feat this, especially given the history of this, prior to 2011, dysfunctional body!
So is this indeed the new norm? Will we have in NYs fucntional and working government? As we approach the halfway mark in the Cuomo II administration it is hard to say. But clearly there is a new will and a new way on capitol hill in Albany, the Cuomo way, and noone has yet to say him Nay!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
With the lack of representation in the upper echelons of Captiol hill for quite a while ,we must wonder here in NY, if our NY lawmakers are getting the respect they deserve? Arent our leaders worthy of cabinet level consideration? Arent our former Govs worthy of presidential consideration? I for one, can say that Former Gov Pataki could have easily won the republican nomination IF he had chose to run! It seems that modern washington has a issue with NY politicans, something that stems back from the Mario Coumo days( another Gov who should have been offered a cabinet position but wasnt) NY leads the world and You'd think that the leaders of NY would be called upon to serve! That is something that whomever has the presidential seat in 2012 should consider! And in 2016 It may be indeed time for NY to contend!
Friday, March 2, 2012
When Comptroller Liu first raised the prospect of Running for Mayor of NY, I crooked a eyebrow, due to both the potential of success and the potential for political destruction. Because the fact remains that ,despite it being NYC,THE most modern melting pot city in the world, the revisonist thoughts and practices that still hold sway in the city in things like the asian community and City politics would be a obstacle very hard to overcome! And ,of course, ny foresight in the matter has borne the most bitter of fruit! Political scandal and question is fast eclipsing the promise that Mr Lius candidacy once held, and as he struggles to get out of the starting gate, those revisionist practices and politics are coming together to end his run before it begins! As a consultant of some political reknown, I would offer this counsel to the Asian American who would be mayor! Cut your losses and run Hard! Find political professionals( everything and everyone doesnt have to be asian) return all donations that are of question ,and then run HARD! Make the question and doubt of your integrity created by these finance issues a strength! In other wordsRUN ON IT! LIUsanity does have a chance, A major chance, but he(candidate Liu) must revise himself out of what revisionism has wrought!