Once upon a time, I almost sort of respected New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
I ought to have known better, given the fact that Cuomo has long been a man in thrall to the Democratic Party machine, famous for signing the country’s most permissive pro-abortion law.
For a minute, I figured the moment may have found the best of the man, however.
He was one of the few public officials willing to say that “fear and panic” might actually be as harmful as the disease itself. He was willing to give very, very freely of his time in marathon news conferences. He seemed on top of things.
I should have known.
First was what can best be described as the great ventilator fight of 2020, in which the august figure of the governor of New York decided to pick a