The Issue: Andrew Cuomo’s last speech in office as he resigned due to sexual-harassment allegations.
Anyone who saw former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s farewell speech on Monday must have gotten a huge laugh out of it (“Creep paints self as ‘martyr,’ ” Aug. 24). Maybe he has a future as a comedian.
As usual, the ex-governor portrayed himself as a victim — when, in fact, he has been accused of sexual harassment and has been implicated in the deaths of many elderly nursing-home patients.
I didn’t see the ex-governor put his mother in any of the nursing homes that he forced to accept COVID patients.
Not to mention that he deliberately under-reported the figures on COVID deaths in nursing homes. Does this man have no shame?
Now he rides off into the sunset and gets to collect a large pension. Maybe he’ll write another book. I know I won’t buy it.
History has been made by New York’s first woman governor, Kathy Hochul.
I welcome Hochul. She is a homegrown New Yorker. And given her political experience, she is apt to reign stately and effectively.
Hochul’s challenges ahead are many in the post-pandemic times of economic loss and crime. Shall she bring unity, prosperity and peace to New York?
Hochul is governor by default, as Cuomo resigned. I look forward to the day a woman is elected as governor for New York state.
Susan Marie Davniero
Oh, the ignominy of the once-mighty Cuomo. A narcissistic control freak has tumbled into the political abyss of failures and crooks.
His real dereliction was not protecting the people in New York City during last year’s rioting, during the so-called “peaceful protests.”
This was a complete criminal abrogation of his duties, yet it seemingly disappeared from the news and the consciousness of New Yorkers who were fighting the pandemic.
That mistake, along with him signing the “no bail” law, should land him in the cell next to Harvey Weinstein.
New York’s disgraced governor spent the entirety of his farewell speech explaining that it isn’t what he did, it’s what he was saying now that mattered.
But near the closing, he had the gall to say: “It’s not what we say in life that matters. It’s what we do.” It prompts the question: Just how stupid does Cuomo think we are?
Before the sun sets on the governorship of Cuomo, let us recall one of his pre-COVID atrocities.
Prior to early 2019, if a pregnant women was murdered and her unborn child died, it was two counts of murder.
But under the leadership of Democrats in general, and Cuomo in particular, it is now only one charge of murder.
This hostility to human life in its most vulnerable stages was seen again a year later in Cuomo’s orders that affected seniors trapped in nursing homes. He was and is the walking embodiment of what Pope John Paul II referred to as “the culture of death.”
Cuomo leaves amid a river of crocodile tears, along with his colossal ego. Fare thee well; we are all better off for it.
It’s quite fitting that the man who couldn’t get elected dogcatcher now, disgraced ex-Gov. Cuomo, would leave his dog Captain behind (”Dog Gone,” Aug. 24).
To the bitter end, that fountain of pomposity barked about how he was done wrong by all his accusers.
In his farewell speech, he who covered up the facts about the COVID deaths in nursing and rehab homes had the audacity to say, “Facts still matter.” They sure do, but the facts were never on the nursing-home grim reaper’s side.
Well, at least Cuomo didn’t drop off his dog Captain at a nursing home.
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