THE SECOND BLACK PRESIDENT?  7:01 pm March 23, 2009

Is Andrew Cuomo, Dare We Say, A Competent Public Official?

by Jim Newell

Remember how the derivatives people at AIG got big bonuses last week and everyone went nuts including the House which ran around trying to tax everything? Uhh: “Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced late Monday afternoon that 9 of the top 10 bonus recipients at the American International Group had given back their bonuses.” And 15 of the top 20, and $80 million of the total $165 million. Cuomo did this by simply threatening to subpoena and expose all of these people — at least the ones within his jurisdiction — and they all got scared and paid the money back. Pay attention, everyone! [NYT]

 

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shortsshortsshorts March 23, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Umm ya but while AIG execs are giving money back their lobbyists are planning on SUING THE CRAP out of the Fed for executive pay, because they are evil shit-stains.

LittlePig March 23, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Nothing like waking up with a horse’s head in the bed to clear those priorities right up.

user-of-owls March 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Look at the picture. What he actually told them was, “You know what the Aztecs did with still-beating human hearts? You see this hand? You see where it is? Do I have to draw you a picture?”

Lionel Hutz Esq. March 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I don’t trust any New York politicians until I find out how many whore diamonds their prostitutes rate.

itgetter March 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Any man who is an enemy of both AIG execs and pedophiles is doing something right.

Min March 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

He’s a bit of a thug, but he’s a thug with style.

problemwithcaring March 23, 2009 at 7:24 pm

FBI discovery of personal accounts leading directly to whore diamonds in 3…2…

Gopherit March 23, 2009 at 7:40 pm

So 5 of them received a total of $85 million? Get a motherfucking rope.

L Urchin March 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm

So does that mean that 5 in the top 20 have more than half the bonuses? Then the holdout from the top 10 must really have taken a mittful. I believe there’s pitchfork with his name on it.

Scandalabra March 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Andrew Cuomo for Pope!

shortsshortsshorts March 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

[re=271547]L Urchin[/re]: [re=271543]Gopherit[/re]: People, people! Do not digress into an “angry mob” mentality. Surely an individual can take these fuckheads out to pasture, right?

Colander March 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm

So, if life was the Dark Knight, would he be Two Face, or Eric Roberts?

user-of-owls March 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm

[re=271549]Scandalabra[/re]: Any man who is an enemy of…pedophiles
Oops. There goes the pope nomination thingy.

PAbitter March 23, 2009 at 8:02 pm

A competent public official? Can’t have one of those in the U.S. of A. It’ll make the libertarians feel stupid.

up_yer_snufflegus March 23, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Is it just me, or does Andrew Cuomo eerily resemble Christopher Walken in that picture?

In any case, I think he needs more cowbell.

Gopherit March 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm

[re=271553]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Sorry shorts…..angry mob mentality is all I have left.

Roger the Shrubber March 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

How long till the photos with the ball gag and gay hookers surface?

bago March 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

HOLY FUCKING SHIT! It’s like there’s a sense of shame again!

Jukesgrrl March 23, 2009 at 8:26 pm

There’s a Coen brothers movie in this somewhere.

Roger the Shrubber March 23, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Holy shit! Bloomberg is reporting that a quarter of the executives at AIGFP have resigned! Now they’ll never get that fucker to unwind.

And AIG is now AIU. Apparently the management reads Wonkette.

OReillysVibrator March 23, 2009 at 8:36 pm

This is in the mold of how Elliot Spitzer used the NY AG office. Spitzer, of course, was right on the ball with Wall Street fraud and white collar crime, but he liked to have sex so bye bye competent driven politician!

Roger the Shrubber March 23, 2009 at 8:36 pm
Uncle Glenny March 23, 2009 at 8:37 pm

[re=271574]Roger the Shrubber[/re]: They CLAIMED it was 80% unwound. I’ve also got a bridge for sale.

tiny mexican March 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I know history repeats itself, but I wasn’t expecting the whole rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer to play out again so quickly, especially if Cuomo makes good on his threats to jump into the 2010 guv’s race. Dunno if it’ll be as easy for Roger Stone to leave threatening messages on this guy’s daddy’s answering machine, though.

sati demise March 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

[re=271574]Roger the Shrubber[/re]: they are making plans to leave this US America before the subpoenas come down.

CampbellBrown'sBaby March 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

as long he stays away from 5,000 an hour whores, he might be the first Italian-American prez. Remember when Spitzer was going to be the first Jewish one? That was a while ago.

hobospacejungle March 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

[re=271577]Roger the Shrubber[/re]: Don’t worry, one of the commenters assures us he/she has a long memory and won’t forget. So that’s settled then. I believe the named signed was ‘Bitter Elephant.’

Roger the Shrubber March 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

[re=271582]sati demise[/re]: Do you mean that they are getting the fuck out of Dodge before they have to answer to the man?

Cookie Guggelman March 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Don’t get excited. Andrew Cuomo is a major douchebag with all of his father’s arrogance and about half his brains. Plus, he dates the horrific Sandra “Semi-Homemade” Lee.

Roger the Shrubber March 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm

[re=271585]hobospacejungle[/re]: I really just wanted to write about ball gags.

DangerousLiberal March 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Just like a broken (analog) clock can be right twice a day, the egomaniacal sons of political families with a nauseating sense of entitlement can be on the side of the angels once or twice, eh?

DangerousLiberal March 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm

[re=271592]Cookie Guggelman[/re]: Yes. And a sense that every public office in New Yawk is owed to him because he even sounds like the old man. Puh-lease.

shanemacgowan March 23, 2009 at 9:22 pm

[re=271592]Cookie Guggelman[/re]: Maybe, but he’s our major douchebag. And half of his dad’s brains still gives him a higher IQ than all of the House Republican Caucus, compined.

bitchincamaro March 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

If “public” equals “political”, then, yes.

bitchincamaro March 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm

[re=271581]tiny mexican[/re]: Nicely done. You must be a NYer.

Yes You Can Own A Piece of History March 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm

[re=271592]Cookie Guggelman[/re]: Sandra Lee is one of the funniest things on teevee. He lost some points when I found out they were together.

Dreamer March 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm

He might be competent but he’s still an arrogant ass who’s horrible to underlings.

gliberal March 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm

He is a fascist grandstanding phony in a cheap toupee. Is there a scarier looking android on this planet? This guy makes Eliot Spitzer look like Ghandi.

Dreamer March 23, 2009 at 10:28 pm

[re=271592]Cookie Guggelman[/re]: I’ve googled Sandra Lee and she is basically Cindy McCain with enormous breasts.

shortsshortsshorts March 23, 2009 at 10:32 pm

You all just want to fuck Sandra Lee. Perverts.

bitchincamaro March 23, 2009 at 10:39 pm

[re=271599]DangerousLiberal[/re]: I sooooooo hear ya’. Dynasties totally suck, especially in politics; maybe not so much in sports.

assistant/atlas March 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Andrew Cuomo is the new Rahm Emanuel.

Take note, Rahmbo. This punk saved your precious Secretary Fivehead’s ass on this one.

sati demise March 23, 2009 at 11:03 pm

[re=271590]Roger the Shrubber[/re]: That , or they are moving to a new office with a new name in London or Dubai.

Rev. Peter Lemonjello March 23, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Andrew Cuomo was built by Skynet.

Lascauxcaveman March 24, 2009 at 12:36 am

[re=271626]Dreamer[/re]: You say that like it’s a bad thing.

El Pinche March 24, 2009 at 1:11 am

Oh crap, I hope Cuomo doesn’t like the fuckin.

qaf March 24, 2009 at 2:11 am

[re=271561]Gopherit[/re]: Yes, but that’s because you hate liberals. You remember, right? Why don’t you play a relaxing game of solitare? q u e e n o f d i a m o n d s

Serolf Divad March 24, 2009 at 6:21 am

How ’bout this time we just let the guy have his three diamond whore and don’t make a big deal out of it?

Maybe we could have a rule: you get a single whore diamond for every 10 big corporate corruption cases you bring. Bring 20 cases, you get a 2 diamond whore. Bring 30 cases you get a 3 diamond whore. Bring 100 cases and you get to participate in a menage a trois with Angeline Jolie and Penelope Cruz.

Cape Clod March 24, 2009 at 6:58 am

[re=271666]Serolf Divad[/re]: ‘Bring 100 cases and you get to participate in a menage a trois with Angeline Jolie and Penelope Cruz.’

I think I’m going to apply to law school.

Cape Clod March 24, 2009 at 7:00 am

[re=271559]up_yer_snufflegus[/re]: To me, he sort of looks like Silvio in the Sopranos.

POLLSCLOSED March 24, 2009 at 8:53 am

Things is, before everyone sings his praises and elevates him to the suckhole that is the Governor’s office of the State of New York, he’s cleaning up some of his own mess that he created when he was HUD Secretary under Clinton in ancient times. http://www.villagevoice.com/content/printVersion/541234

Basically, he got Fannie and Freddie Mac to jump headfirst into the subprime mortgage market so he could jobs for his boys and then killed hundred rules that otherwise would’ve prevented the lemmings of lending to hurtle headfirst into this succubus. Basically, he’s his father except not as smoothly smarmy and with a bit less of an ego (which isn’t saying much).

Mr Blifil March 24, 2009 at 9:46 am

[re=271626]Dreamer[/re]: I concur.

Idlerat March 24, 2009 at 9:59 am

I am scared of Andrew Cuomo’s face.

hobospacejungle March 24, 2009 at 10:25 am

[re=271666]Serolf Divad[/re]: Bring 100 cases and you get to participate in a menage a trois with Angeline Jolie and Penelope Cruz

I only want Penelope. So can I just take like a year of law school classes? Or maybe be a legal assistant or court reporter with those weird typing machines that have like 6 big keys?

NoWireHangers March 24, 2009 at 10:44 am

[re=271592]Cookie Guggelman[/re]: I can’t decide who I despise more, Sandra Lee or Rachel Ray. Oh, who am I kidding, Rachel Ray always wins.

Jewdishoowary Square March 24, 2009 at 10:52 am

Senator Petrelli, is that you? If so, could I get a ride to work?

golliwog March 24, 2009 at 11:00 am

Agree to see Andrew Cuomo tonite(!) in beautiful Schenectady, NY: Home of the Famous Martial Laws

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/calendar/2009/mar/CF_Schenectady_3_24_09.pdf

DemmeFatale March 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

So relieved to see others regard him as the douchebag he is.
Effective, but in a Rahm kind of way, NOT in an Obama way.

sex towel March 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm

[re=271559]up_yer_snufflegus[/re]: i always thought he looked more like Moe Sizlack.

blackdontcrack March 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm

If by return bonuses, you mean return them right now and get repaid later, then yes Andy Cuomo is a hero!

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