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Tucker Carlson: Here’s the obvious questions no one is asking about Andrew Cuomo

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'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host discusses Cuomo's job performance as New York governor

Man the world is changing fast. We say that often because it’s true. It’s kaleidoscopic. Every morning you wake up in a brand new country. And it’s hard to keep track of the change because there are so few mile markers. But here’s one measure of the change: it was less than a year ago that millions of us gathered around the electronic hearths in anticipation to watch Andrew Cuomo receive a coveted Emmy Award. Remember that night?

Even by the standards of fraudulent Hollywood ceremonies, it was a very weird moment. As a rule, politicians don’t accept Emmy awards. That would require admitting they’re actors. But, Andrew Cuomo, postmodern as he is, had no problem with that, he’s been playing a character from The Godfather for decades. So he took it. Here are the highlight clips they played as he received his statuette:

ANDREW CUOMO: Flatten the curve. Flatten the curve. Flatten the curve. … We talk about social distancing … Slow the spread … NY has been getting the short end of the stick from this federal government from day one right across the board … Stop! Just for one moment – the partisanship.

"Flatten the curve. Flatten the curve. Flatten the curve." It’s iconic. It’s like "go ahead and make my day" or "may the force be with you." We’ll never forget it, it will live on forever in our common culture. You can see why Cuomo won best performance by a sitting governor. Such passion and intensity. The delivery seemed lifelike in its sincerity and force. Talk about method acting.


For a second, you could almost imagine Andrew Cuomo running a large American state, sitting in his office in the Capitol building, making complex policy decisions about whatever they mark complex policy decisions about, barking urgent orders to aides like a governor. A remarkable performance. Looking back, that night at the Emmys last November was the apogee of Andrew Cuomo’s career. He could have lived on it for years, dining out, mining the memories of his heyday, playing progressively smaller venues, doing an annual fan show in San Diego.

But he chose not to. Andrew Cuomo is wiser than that. He remembers what happened to Marlon Brando when The Godfather series ended. The long decline. So today, Andrew Cuomo quit the business. He left at the top of his game. Here’s his announcement:

ANDREW CUOMO: Wasting energy on distractions is the last thing that state government should be doing. And I cannot be the cause of that. New York tough means New York loving. And I love New York and I love you and everything I have ever done has been motivated by that love. And I would never want to be unhelpful in any way. And I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing.

He’s so tough he’s running away. He’s so tough he’s quitting. We’ve heard that claim a lot recently. And you know, after that, it’s possible........

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