Andrew Cuomo’s Utterly Shameless Exit

People walk by as a farewell speech by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is broadcast live on a screen in Times Square in New York City, August 23, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
The now-former New York governor’s farewell speech put the blame for his fall everywhere but where it belongs.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hat was some farewell speech by Andrew Cuomo yesterday. Even to dedicated Cuomotextuals, the thing was a masterpiece of effrontery, arrogance, and Escher-style self-negating twists. The obfuscation! The blame-shifting! The conspiracy-theorizing! The denial! The sheer, sordid cheek of the thing! It was a positively Frankenian farewell.

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