Seems to be no love lost between these two New York politicians: “In an unusually candid and sometimes biting assessment of his successor as attorney general, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer portrayed Andrew M. Cuomo as a man whose decisions have often been driven by political considerations and whose worldview has largely been shaped by the culture of Albany.”
Accusing a politician of being driven by political considerations is one of the funniest charges you can throw around in the political world. The funny thing is that the conventional wisdom manages to simultaneously hold in disdain politicians whose decision-making is driven by politics and politicians who lack savvy and end up out of step with their constituents. You’re somehow supposed to be totally unconcerned with politics, but also display a brilliant command of political tactics. It’s deeply silly.