Welcome to New York politics. Governor Andrew Cuomo was blamed even by many liberals for causing the mortgage crisis during his time in the Clinton Administration. Eric Schneiderman campaigned for Attorney General as the candidate who would give Al Sharpton a space in his office– the fact that he won should have been forewarning of the Bill De Blasio horror to come.
But Andrew and Eric aren’t getting along.
Cuomo, who took down a governor from his own party with a media smear campaign that left his name out of it and destroyed a Republican opponent by labeling him as a homophobe, despite having targeted Ed Koch with “Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo” flyers, is taking a rather odd approach to destroying his Attorney General.
With $613 Million at Stake, an Albany Rivalry Is Said to Escalate – Cuomo and Schneiderman Prepare to Fight Over JPMorgan Settlement
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has asked people if they think Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York State, wears eyeliner.
Mr. Schneiderman has told people that he believes Mr. Cuomo’s administration is Machiavellian and is out to undermine him.
I don’t really get the eyeliner thing. Cuomo destroyed a blind Democratic African-American governor with drug charges. Eyeliner isn’t quite up there, unless Cuomo is implying that Schneiderman is gay.
Eric Schneiderman is unmarried, though he is reportedly dating “the most powerful woman in Albany.” He’s a big fan of gay marriage, but these days that just makes him an ordinary leftist.
Maybe Andrew Cuomo has to start small before destroying someone. First he mentions eyeliner and then he gets him framed for running a drug ring.