While one demi-god, promising much, tripped and fell from his dais in Washington, another new demi-god, Saint Andrew, prepares to ascend to Governor in New York. Sadly, Saint Andrew learned there were no palms to be spread in his path in Albany in January, but his committees were ready. Like the Washington demi-god's children's chorus' "YES WE CAN", Albany children were reciting new words to an old ditty:
He had ten thousand committee men;
He marched them up to the top of the Capital hill,
And he marched them down again.
And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down.
And so, the Cuomo committee men ended up where they began.
Andrew announced his new staff, who, hopefully (oops, wrong word), have learned from their past failures.
Steven Cohen will be secretary to the governor. Mr. Cohen was the top aide in running AG Cuomo's CAP program which was a total failure, as well as the sham prosecutions of the NY Comptroller, Hevesi.
Howard Glaser, who served with the younger Cuomo at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, was named director of state operations. Mr. Glaser helped making sure $59 billion dollars disappeared at HUD without an investigation as was called for by the Inspector General.
Now we read, "Cuomo is one of us Republicans." Next, Cuomo will ask the Vatican for his statue.
And, the Vatican Museum will change "Janus"to the victor's name "Saint Andrew conquers NY"
Lots of hype and media fawning, lots of committees, a staff headed by lackey failures, a demi-god who moves to the center.
When we ever learn; when will we ever learn.
Alas, another demi-god destined to trip and fall, right after the Chinese firecracker is ignited and the debt bomb explodes in the New Year.