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Clinton attempted to make right by giving Cuomo’s son a job in his administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Andrew Cuomo repaid that generosity by largely ignoring Clinton during his tenure at HUD, making sure the Cuomo name was always first on press releases and burying the administration name deep in promotional material. “It was always about Andy and the job he was doing, he never gave Clinton credit,” says a former HUD staffer under Cuomo.
Now Clinton is getting some payback. While he has publicly attempted to stay above the fray in the primary battle between Andrew Cuomo and state comptroller Carl McCall, Clinton aides say that behind the scenes Clinton has been giving McCall’s campaign advice on how to take Cuomo down.
“McCall is still trailing and with the Cuomo name and state political machine he’s an underdog,” says a current Clinton staffer. “I think the president relishes and relates to McCall’s situation and wants to help.”
McCall and his staff are said to have visited Clinton on several occasions at his Harlem offices for meetings and strategy sessions.p> IT AIN’T HOME NO MORE br>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?