By C. Douglas Golden
Su·per·erog·a·to·ry (adj): 1: observed or performed to an extent not enjoined or required.
3: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
I confess, that last definition wasn’t given by the lexicographers at Merriam-Webster. I helpfully added it for them. But few individuals in government officialdom have done so many supererogatory things during the coronavirus crisis as the Empire State’s Cuomo.
I thought that President Trump was supposed to be the one delivering the over-the-top showmanship, but Cuomo has proven that the first family of New York can do anything.
Securing an affordable stream of hand sanitizer for the state? Important. Cuomo holding a news conference where he falsely claimed that prisoners were making hand sanitizer (with a “very nice floral bouquet” scent, to boot) when, in fact, they were only repackaging another product? Supererogatory.
Securing ventilators for the state? Important. Blaming the Trump administration for a lack of ventilators when Cuomo, in fact, resisted ordering them for his state in the case of a pandemic after a 2015 report? Supererogatory.
This was always a strain in Cuomo’s behavioral pattern, however. There’s no doubt that a governor needs to make sure truckers stay off the road during a blizzard, for instance. Threatening them with criminal charges and then personally confronting a trucker who violated the ban on camera? Supererogatory. Read More - C. Douglas Golden - Western Journal
Cuomo Deserves No Plaudits for His Handling of Corona Crisis - Facts prove that Cuomo put his state, and yes, the country as a whole, in danger with his last-minute disaster planning
Mario Cuomo Mobbed Up or Victim of Ethnic Profiling ?- Most prominent Italian Americans at one time or another are accused of being 'connected' at one level or another. 'Connected' being a euphemism for being a mafia stooge at the very least or at most a mafia mogul . Mario Cuomo, who once stated "the mafia doesn't exist" is certainly no exception.