By August of 2005, Karl Rove had managed to manipulate the public discourse in such a way as to make meaningful criticisms of George W. Bush almost unthinkable.
Then came Katrina, and much like New Orleans and its levees, the ensuing backlash washed away Rove's carefully constructed barriers intended to protect bush, and everything started coming out.
The same is going on with Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo right now, and here is an update:
- We have another claim of sexual harassment, this one from a current aide, "He called her and her co-worker “mingle mamas.” He inquired about her lack of a wedding ring, she said, and the status of her divorce. She recalled him telling her she was beautiful — in Italian — and, as she sat alone with him in his office awaiting dictation, he gazed down her shirt and commented on a necklace hanging there."
- Also, we have reports that the FBI is investigating ties between campaign donations from nursing homes and his inserting immunity provisions in legislation, "FBI investigators probing the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic last spring are seeking information about a state budget provision that gave operators legal immunity, THE CITY has learned. ……… FBI officials started to make house calls this month, showing up at people’s residences and leaving business cards, according to the three sources."
FWIW, I don't think that "Rat Faced Andy" is going to resign except perhaps as part of a plea deal, because he wants to make sure that he has this chip in his pocket until it is certain that he won't be going to jail.
I so hope that he goes to jail.