The Cuomo Legacy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a ground breaking ceremony at the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility in East Rockaway, N.Y., April 22, 2021. (Spencer Platt/Pool via Reuters)
Andrew Cuomo was a builder as well as a destroyer, but his egregious arrogance did him in.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A ndrew Cuomo’s sleaziness, mendacity, and entitlement created so many scandals that the one that actually brought his downfall — repeatedly groping women in and around the office — was not nearly the most important among them. But Cuomo can also take credit for some major accomplishments, and he was New York’s most consequential governor in generations. When he was widely regarded as young, green, and trading on his father’s three terms as governor, Cuomo flamed out spectacularly in his first bid to succeed Mario as the suzerain of Albany in 2002, when he was outclassed by the much more senior

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