Shorter Esmonde

1 Jul

Shorter Esmonde? 

On Friday, Cuomo is pretty awesome, and he pulled out of this argument with the Canadians just at the right time, because he’s pretty awesome. 

On Sunday, Cuomo is an obstructionist punk who is horrible, and he caused a big fight with the Canadians, because he’s an obstructionist punk. 

Shorter Esmonde’s week in Cuomoland? 

When it comes to Peace Bridge and plaza expansion, I will feign interest in its progress, because my own positions on these topics swing around more than a drunken octogenarian driving the wrong way on the I-190 in the middle of the night. 

4 Responses to “Shorter Esmonde”

  1. ckg1 July 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Donn Esmonde: The perfect example of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.(Or is that the other way around?)

  2. Ridgewaycynic2013 July 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Puts me in mind of an old style talk show host (i.e., not partisan, just a pot stirrer) just throwing out views.

    It would have made sense for him to preface Sunday’s column with “On second thought” if he was going to do a 180 that quickly.

  3. mikeinwny July 2, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I reread Esmonde’s Friday column, and for the life of me, can’t find the part the portrays Cuomo as a hero.

    • Alan Bedenko July 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

      “I think Cuomo rates credit for jumping in and claiming a piece of a historically inert bridge project that other governors ran from. Whatever happens from here on, good or bad, Cuomo has “ownership.” The guy, to his credit, does not duck-and-cover.”


      “Whether you like his bare-knuckle style or not, he has, to my mind, broken more Albany gridlock in two-plus years than the previous three governors combined. Gay marriage, minimum wage, gun control, local property tax cap, on-time budgets and the “Buffalo Billion” – Cuomo has claimed impressive pelts. There are plenty of heavy lifts left on his agenda – from legalizing private casinos to solidifying abortion rights. It was time to declare victory on the Peace Bridge and move on. I think he hit the exit just in time.”

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