Clearly rattled that his cowardice has flip into so obvious, Gov. Andrew Cuomo merely opted to make his vainness rather more blatant — to not level out his utter contempt for New Yorkers’ intelligence.
Pressed onerous Friday on WCBS Radio on why he refuses to debate Republican opponent Marc Molinaro (and clearly irked by The Submit’s entrance net web page depicting him in a rooster outfit) Cuomo abruptly appeared to supply in.
Properly, sort of. On account of that’s Andrew Cuomo we’re talking about.
The governor agreed to what he calls a debate, though it’s unsure anyone else would accept his definition.
For one issue, he insisted it wanted to happen on decrease than 24 hours’ uncover, at eight o’clock Saturday morning. And it could possibly be held on native radio solely — no TV cameras.
Furthermore, Cuomo wouldn’t even current as a lot as face his challenger: He’d solely determine to phoning in, because of it’s mom and father day at his daughter’s faculty.
And get this for arrant chutzpah: Cuomo says it’s Molinaro who’s afraid to debate, because of he not at all confronted off in opposition to John Di Francisco — who dropped out of the GOP race four months sooner than the primary.
The gov moreover claimed he’s refused debates because of Molinaro “has not put forth any substantive idea” — when he’s actually put out pretty quite a lot of of them.
A justifiably indignant Molinaro refused to take Cuomo’s low price bait, calling Cuomo’s non-starter “a staged fraud” and asking: “On what planet does the incumbent governor get to dictate that voters come crawling to him at eight o’clock on a Saturday morning with no uncover?”
Cuomo’s flunkies nonetheless pushed the gov’s line, with tweets like “The Governor agreed to a debate. Molinaro would barely discuss debating as an alternative of actually doing one” and complaining that the Republican had talked about he’d debate “with a fox, in a area.”
That’s correct: The gov will now dismiss all future calls to debate by claiming that Molinaro rejected his fully ridiculous proposal.
The League of Girls Voters has proposed a televised debate late this month in Albany — a great deal of advance uncover.
Will Cuomo accept? Let’s merely say we don’t depend on to be inserting away his rooster costume anytime rapidly.