The strained relationship between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has apparently reached a new low with squabbling over whether the AG wears eyeliner. That “guyliner” accusation is part of the fight over which man will control a $613 million settlement Schneiderman’s office negotiated with JPMorgan Chase.
According to the New York Times, Cuomo’s team tried to bolster its case by hinting of “cosmetic intervention” by Schneiderman. The AG’s people say the look is a side effect of medication he takes for glaucoma.
We’re not sure how eyeliner is supposed to affect the ability to handle money, but for you men out there who like the look, Google “eyeliner for men” for some tips.
We agree with Democratic strategist James Carville on his latest point: Hillary Clinton needs to get out of Washington and come to Buffalo if she’s serious about running for president.
Specifically, Carville said: “Washington and the ways of Washington are going to be massively unpopular. Get the hell out. Go, and take everybody with you.”
He was advising the former first lady, former New York senator and most recently former secretary of state that if she aspires to one day be the former first woman president then she needs to eschew the political tinsel of Washington and go to a place that’s real: Buffalo.
Carville’s sentiment seems to be spreading. The Washington Post’s In and Out list gave us a shout-out when it declared “Buffalove” is in. Blizzards aside (just one since 1993 and really nothing like the infamous Blizzard of ’77), the Post is feeling the love for the City of Good Neighbors.
Also getting some good press is Niagara Falls. The New York Times put the Cataract City on the list of “52 Places to Go in 2014.” The item mentions the city’s growing reputation for food and sports, and cites the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. At No. 52, the Falls was the least interesting place on the list, but hey, at least it made the list. Glad the world is getting the message.
Old-timers may recall that old barbershop quartet standard “Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine).” Chuck Schumer’s version goes “Retirement (Is Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine).”
New York’s senior senator is in danger of being evicted from his famously tatty Washington digs. Schumer and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., rent space in a townhouse owned by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., who is retiring after 39 years in Congress.
The living arrangement – Schumer flops on a mattress on the living room floor – inspired the Amazon series “Alpha House.”