Weekly Wrap-Up

“Andrew Cuomo was sentenced today — he just doesn’t have to do the time,” said Marc Molinaro of the punishment handed down for Andrew Cuomo’s brother-from-another-mother, best friend, right-hand man and confidante Joe Percoco, who we are expected to believe acted without the knowledge or approval of the governor he served.

As the New York Post puts it, “If the gov’s telling the truth, that he had no idea what his aide was up to, then it just shows how little Cuomo cares about monitoring such behavior — and about Albany’s pay-to-play sleaze in general.”

Here are the first two questions in our new Weekly Poll, both inspired by all this Cuomo/Percoco corruption:

1. Do you think Joe Percoco’s six-year sentence is fair and adequate?

2. How much do you think Andrew Cuomo knew about Percoco’s corrupt actions?

I look forward to seeing what you think about this sordid mess.

Talk about chutzpah – the Percoco family wants to keep some of their ill-gotten gains, which Joe liked to describe as “ziti” in a reference to “The Sopranos” – tellingly, a popular TV show about the mafia. What TV or movie title do you think best describes his situation now? That’s the third and final question in our new Weekly Poll – have some fun with it!

It seems like the only other news story this week was the outrageous treatment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and these proceedings send a clear message to all conservatives: “We will do whatever it takes to destroy you.”

Our very own Kirsten Gillibrand managed to make a fool of herself in just ten seconds, echoing the Democrats’ new stand firmly against the presumption of innocence.

Democrats and the media will exploit this situation all the way to Election Day. It may be great for their fundraising, but it’s bad for our nation.

Have a great weekend!