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Dirty Laundry

Posted December 27, 2021

Matt Insley

By Matt Insley

Dirty Laundry

It’s been fascinating to watch the mainstream media turn on two bicoastal elites -- Governors Newsom and Cuomo -- from two of the most influential states in the country.

On the West Coast, “Newsom’s political fortunes have closely tracked the pandemic’s arc,” said an article at Politico. In March 2020, for instance, Newsom’s approval rating rocketed in California after mobilizing to stem the pandemic’s tide. But by that summer, the tide of popular opinion began to reverse course.

“Shuttered schools, bankrupt businesses and whiplashing restrictions blended into a deep dish of disillusionment,” Politico said. Add to that a boneheaded miscalculation for a politician arguably in line for a White House bid…

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Recall: Gov. Newsom attended a dinner with lobbyists at posh Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry in November last year. Sans mask. And indoors. Which only galvanized the movement to recall the governor that started in June 2020.

Supporters of ‘Recall Newsom’ had until March 17 to collect almost 1.5 million signatures; California’s Secretary of State had to verify valid petitioners.

The effort succeeded, garnering 100,000 more signatures than it needed.

In the end, Newsom survived the vote.

But he won the contest by a narrower margin than when he was elected. The challenge highlighted the public anger bubbling up as pandemic restrictions drag on and served as a warning to leaders across the country.

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Your Rundown for Monday, Dec. 27, 2021...

Flirting With Disaster…

On the East Coast, Gov. Andrew Cuomo found himself in hot water earlier this year…

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Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal – sickening as it was – took a backseat to the scope of the governor’s malfeasance. And like his counterpart in California, there was an upswell for Cuomo’s ouster. 

According to The New York Times, Gov. Cuomo and his closest aides rewrote a report from state health officials in an effort to conceal “how many nursing home residents in New York had died in the pandemic.

“The extraordinary intervention, which came just as Mr. Cuomo was starting to write a book on his pandemic achievements, was the earliest act yet known in what critics have called a monthslong effort by the governor and his aides to obscure the full scope of nursing home deaths.”

Eventually, Cuomo succumbed to unrelenting pressure. He announced his resignation on November 10, launching Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul into the role. She became New York State’s first woman governor.

The incredible fall of Cuomo came after his daily nationally-televised briefings at the outset of the pandemic catapulted him to stardom in the Democratic Party. Forget the national stage. Now, he’s persona non grata in his home state.

Voters will decide who will run the state next November.

The dumbfounding hubris of these two bicoastal governors is emblematic of just how little political careerists think of their constituents… and the rest of us in “flyover” USA.

Thanks for coming along today as we cover hypocrisy and malfeasance from out-of-touch politicians. All to prove the point: they aren’t trustworthy – especially when it comes to your money.

We’ll get back to more ways to protect – and grow – your wealth in the new year…

Take care! We’ll have more to say Wednesday…

For The Rundown,

Matt Insley

Matt Insley
Publisher, The Rundown
TheRundownFeedback@StPaulResearch.com

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