WILL CUOMO ADDRESS THE CAUCUSES?…PATAKI: MAKING A VIRTUE OF INSINCERE ENDORSEMENTS?
Speculation is growing in Albany as to whether Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo will take the opportunity to speak to the Democratic and Republican Assemby and Senate caucuses during this week’s lame duck session…Meanwhile, on a recent episode of MSNBC’s former Governor and presidential wanna-be George Pataki seemed to setting a new record for insincere utterances:
After criticzing one of his potential rivals for the 2012 GOP White House nod, Alaska’s Sarah Palin, declaring: “The speech she gave (announcing her resignation as governor), if that’s the right word, announcing her resignation needs to be clarified. She has to say exactly what it was that motivated her to go out on a national stage at the expense of leaving the job of Alaska.”
When asked if he thinks Palin is capable of handling an international crisis, such as the current crisis in Korea, he offered a baffling yes, but reply.
“I think, If she surrounded herself with the right people and dedicated the time necessary to having the depth of knowledge of an issue like that, that she could,” he unenthusiastically declared.
“Do you believe that?” one of the hosts asked.
“What do you think I am, a politician? Of course I believe what I say,” this life-long career politician replied. Then the former Gov decided to go a littler further to prove exactly how much of an insincere political operative he truly is.
Queried if he would support Palin as the Republican nominee, he answered: “It was hard for me to support Carl Paladino, and I did that.”