The big news here in New York State is the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo. I've always thought that Cuomo was an opportunist, unfit to fill his illustrious and beloved father's shoes. Well, nepotism hires usually work out that way.
Before Attorney General Letitia James uncovered Cuomo's sexual misconduct, Cuomo's principal sin was conspiring with a coterie of right-of-center Democrats to collude with state Republicans to prevent the progressive Democrats from accomplishing anything legislatively. Yeah, he was pretty much an 'I Can't Believe It's Not a Republican' official.
One particular schifo in Cuomo's response to the allegations against him was his claim that his grabassitude was due to his Italian-American heritage... I'm sure my very proper Ligurian-American grandfather would have punched him in the labanza for that merda.
Well, the failson is done, and New York State will get its first female governor, Kathy Hochul, who is running away from Cuomo as quickly as possible. I have to confess that I don't know much about Hochul, who is a conservative Democrat from far-off, exotic Buffalo. She's maintained a low profile in her tenure as Lieutenant Governor, and I really need to read up on her politics. For me, the real good news is that Yonkers' own Andrea Stewart-Cousins, President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader of the State Senate, will become acting Lieutenant Governor until Hochul appoints one. Stewart-Cousins has been my State Senator for a long time, and I have long been a fan of hers.
It's an all-too-late historic moment, having two women at the top executive spots in this not-quite-liberal-enough state, the sort of historic moment which can only happen when you get rid of a failson public figure. Back in April, I railed against failsons, and a scant four months later we are getting rid of ours. Personally, I hope to be able to vote for an all-woman ticket in the next election... well, except for this guy, but he's not a nepotism hire.