Andrew Cuomo Nailed?

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A NaturalGasNOW reader uses a Andrew Cuomo letter to his constituents about one of his priorities to illustrate how bizarre they are compared to reality.

I had a laugh out loud moment this morning when I received an e-mail that appeared to come from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (I’m on Andrew’s list even though I’m a Pennsylvanian and never write much of anything good about him). I get them all the time, in fact, and I didn’t look closely at the name of the sender until after I opening it, so it was quite startling to read this:

From: “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo” <govcuomo.office@nygovoffice.gov>
Date: June 19, 2015 at 6:12:09 PM EDT
Subject: Agreement Reached to Protect Natural Gas Landowners

From the Office of The Governor

Dear Fellow New Yorker,

This week, we reached an agreement with legislative leaders to protect and support landowners in the Southern Tier.

In the past several weeks we have taken significant steps in this fight—introducing emergency regulations, clarifying the processes for licensing, and creating a multi-agency enforcement task force for the permitting of fracking.

This law will complement those changes and make it explicitly clear: Exploitation of landowners will not be tolerated in the state of New York.

This legislation allows the State to crack down on anti-frackers in the  state of New York and hold them accountable for all the lies and false science. It also streamlines the licensing process for drilling so they can get the training they need to move forward professionally without being harassed by the likes of the Park Foundation and other like organizations and individuals. Our actions will make the natural gas industry safer and fairer to Southern Tier landowners, and I am proud that New York is standing up to protect landowners  who cannot protect themselves.

Please click here to see more about the responsible drilling safety campaign and the new law.

This was swift and productive action to help protect landowners , and I, for one, thank the legislature for their work.

I look forward to signing this bill into law, and my administration will work over the coming months to fully implement these protections. Thank you for your help so far. Together, we’ve made New York State’s landowners safer and secure in the rightful development of their property assets.

Sincerely,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

I realized, at the second paragraph, that this was a parody, but what a good parody it was, especially when you know what the original letter was about and what it revealed about this pandering governor’s real reactionary priorities. Here’s the original:

From: “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo” <govcuomo.office@nygovoffice.gov>
Date: June 19, 2015 at 6:12:09 PM EDT
Subject: Agreement Reached to Protect Nail Salon Workers

From the Office of The Governor

Dear Fellow New Yorker,

This week, we reached an agreement with legislative leaders to protect and support workers in nail salons.

In the past several weeks we have taken significant steps in this fight—introducing emergency regulations, clarifying the processes for licensing, and creating a multi-agency enforcement task force.

This law will complement those changes and make it explicitly clear: Exploitation of workers will not be tolerated in the state of New York.

This legislation allows the State to crack down on bad actors in the nail salon industry and hold them accountable. It also streamlines the licensing process for workers so they can get the training they need to move forward professionally without being held hostage to their employers. Our actions will make the nail salon industry safer and fairer, and I am proud that New York is standing up to protect workers who cannot protect themselves.

Please click here to see more about the nail salon safety campaign and the new law.

This was swift and productive action to help protect workers, and I, for one, thank the legislature for their work.

I look forward to signing this bill into law, and my administration will work over the coming months to fully implement these protections. Thank you for your help so far. Together, we’ve made New York State’s workers safer.

Sincerely,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Now, be honest; which of these two letters makes more sense in a real world? That the Governor of New York, the supposed Empire State, is more worried about nail salons than the economy of his state or its energy supply tells all. Perhaps the state would be better off if he spent more time getting his own nails done and less time governing, if you can call it that. Or, perhaps he’ll simply be nailed soon.

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Is that Andrew Cuomo getting a manicure?

Hat Tip: Jim W.

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One thought on “Andrew Cuomo Nailed?

  1. The increasing degeneration lately of you guys in the Delaware watershed and New York, after you’ve lost, into puttering around with such go-nowhere things as parodies, is remindful of the pity that I have for you for your failure to get the fracing dollars that some of us got and that I think you likely would have gotten by now if you’d followed my advice and picked better companies to stick up for than Cabot.

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