New York Times Won’t Endorse Cuomo’s Pick for Lieutenant Governor Either

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference on new corruption legislation on April 9, 2013 in New York City. Cuomo announced the Public Trust Act which would establish a new class of corruption crimes and require officials to report corruption. New York State politicians were arrested in two bribery cases last week.
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A day after the New York Times refused to endorse Andrew Cuomo, the paper made another dig at the governor by rejecting Kathy Hochul, his choice for lieutenant governor, citing her “deeply troubling record on health reform, gun control and environmental deregulation.” The Times says Columbia University law professor Timothy Wu, who coined the phrase net neutrality, can “bring fresh ideas to a very stale and often corrupt political culture” in Albany. Wu doesn’t have much experience, but the paper says that’s okay, because “the office of lieutenant governor in New York is a feeble one.” Uh, thanks?

NY Times Rejects Cuomo’s Lieutenant Governor