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Gov. Cuomo, at least Nixon had the decency to quit: Goodwin

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08.08.2021

Gov. Cuomo was missing in action again Saturday, continuing a disappearing act that started when the state attorney general nailed him for sexually harassing 11 women. But count on hearing his roar soon, for hell hath no fury like a governor caught groping the help.

Assemblyman Ron Kim got the full blast of Cuomo’s wrath last February. The Queens Democrat had the gall to tell the truth about Cuomo hiding the full total of nursing-home deaths, a truth the governor couldn’t stomach.

“You have not seen my wrath. I have been biting my tongue for months,” Kim remembers Cuomo yelling over the phone. “I can tell the whole world what a bad person you are and you will be finished. You will be destroyed.”

Kim, of course, was not destroyed, and the incident serves as a good reminder that being the target of Cuomo’s wrath is not fatal. Especially now because it’s Cuomo who faces destruction.

The governor can make noise but has no real cards to play. His last, best shot was his video defense in response to Attorney General Letitia James’ damning probe into the sexual-harassment allegations, and it was disastrous.

Cuomo’s lame pushback was basically this: I didn’t do it, but if I did, it was unintentional and I’m sorry. Just like my parents, I kiss lots of people in public and the investigators were out to get me and James wants my job.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James concluded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees.Ted Shaffrey/AP

As Peggy Lee wondered, “Is that all there is?”

Worse, Cuomo’s hole has gotten deeper since then. A lot deeper.

His already-thin support among Democrats in Albany and Washington has vanished, and public polling is collapsing. Seven in 10 New Yorkers told Quinnipiac he should........

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