Governor Andrew Cuomo said he and book publisher HarperCollins are "working through some of the entails of the contract still," for the freshman governor's book, slated to hit the shelf next week.
There was a time when Andrew Cuomo felt "so comfortable on [Fred Dicker's radio] show that he sounds like he thinks he's still whispering off the record to his trusted confidant."(2)
"As you know, I go to great lengths not to engage in politics writ large, but especially not presidential politics," said the governor, deadpan.
That public rift between Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Post state editor Fred Dicker is widening, apparently.(1)
The New York Post's Albany bureau chief, Erik Kriss, is leaving his position after a year and a half to take a communications job with AARP's New York office.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has always said in public that he doesn't get involved in legislative leadership struggles, which is a convenient position, if not a completely accurate one.
In addition to being the New York Post's state editor and host of a must-hear radio show about state politics, Fred Dicker is also working on a biography of Governor Andrew Cuomo, for which the governor and his aides are making themselves available. Or were, at any rate.(2)
Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning denied one part of a report that he was considering unseating Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and sought to refocus the media's attention on electoral corruption in New York City.(3)
Another Cuomo administration official emailed to say, "It is entirely false to suggest the governor has negatively commented on the leadership of either house in relation to these cases."
It may be too early to declare that the New York Post state editor, Fred Dicker "abandons Cuomo," but there is a more visible rift emerging between the freshman Democratic governor and the Albany reporter who largely praised his earlier efforts and is currently writing about about him.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said he expects public polling numbers coming out tomorrow to show some of his approval figures dipping, particularly among rural voters upstate, following the passage of his gun control legislation.