“Of course I’ll sign this, Susie, I know how much you want to look like Lisbeth from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Governor Cuomo signed the bill on Monday that his office says will better protect teens from infections and blood-borne disease. It’s already illegal to tattoo a person under 18. This new law requires body piercing studios to check teenagers’ identification, and prohibits a shop from piercing a minor (other than on the ear) without a parental consent form signed in the presence of the shop owner or piercer. It’s getting so much harder to rebel these days.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.