Welp.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has been writing a book during all of the chaos in his city. “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” will be released on October 13, 2020.

The book will provide the governor’s “personal reflections and the decision-making that shaped his policy, and offers his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government and the White House, as well as other state and local political and health officials.”  It will also showcase his leadership during the crisis.

I’ll give you a moment to collect your jaws off the floor.  His… leadership?

Janice Dean, the senior meteorologist of Fox News has been fighting for truth in the governor’s handling nursing homes during the crisis:

Dean told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not providing the exact numbers of those who died from COVID-19 in adult care facilities because “New York state does not count the numbers that we lost in hospitals from nursing homes.”

Why is Dean so upset about this topic?  Well, she lost not one, but two of her parents-in-law to the disease and government incompetency:

Dean said her father-in-law, who was in a nursing home and rehabilitation center, died the same day she and her husband found out he was sick and that they didn’t know he had contracted the novel coronavirus until they saw his death certificate.

Dean also said that her husband’s mother contracted COVID-19 in her assisted living facility. She was transported to the hospital and died in the hospital. Dean’s mother-in-law died on April 14, about two weeks after her father-in-law passed away from the novel coronavirus.

Dean joins many New Yorkers whose loved ones have died at nursing homes amid the pandemic. They have been calling for an independent investigation into whether nursing homes kept coronavirus patients separated, had enough employees, tracked workers who worked at multiple health care facilities and provided staffers with adequate protective gear.

Her in-laws were two of almost 11,000 deaths nursing home deaths that were recorded in the state — the highest recorded number of nursing home deaths in the country.

Does anyone believe this governor should be getting one red cent from his handling of the crisis?  Dean, upon hearing of the book’s title, tweeted that the governor’s leadership “was an American crisis.”

Precisely no one, outside the Cuomo family, will buy this book anyway.  This isn’t mean spirited speculation.  For his last memoir, “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life,” he got a $783,000 but it only sold 3,200 copies. That means he got $245 for each book sold.

But the probably sky-high advance he received for this book is not the issue.  Not really.  At the time I’m writing this, the state of New York has had 425,916 coronavirus cases and almost 33,000 deaths. On one date – April 9th,  799 people died in a single day.

So, when exactly was the governor writing this book?

I know how publishing works – isn’t it a bit unseemly that he’s been writing a book on the epidemic while supposedly trying to fight it?  How on earth was he able to sit down and do this during a pandemic?  Even with a ghostwriter, this is a selfish use of his time.

Someone on Twitter had a suggestion for the cover.  A sign hanging from a New York overpass: Cuomo Killed My Mom.

Another suggested a title: How to Get Away with Murder.

One Twitter user had some ideas:  “In a related matter… O.J. Simpson to publish book on how to handle ex-wives and passer-bys… developing”

Exactly.  Cuomo should be ashamed of his handling of the crisis…. He should be investigated…. Not profiting from it.

 

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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