No politician can ever give you exactly what you want, but in his 2013 State of the State address, Andrew Cuomo said a lot of REASONABLE shit. My favorite part was definitely when he was yelling “It’s her body, it’s her choice!” over and over again to some of the loudest applause of the whole speech. That’s right, people of the world: my bod, my choice, and we live in a state where the governor isn’t afraid to shout it from the rooftops. The early analysis of the speech is that women’s rights and pro-choice groups were surprised by how much of a focus Cuomo put on women’s rights – reproductive and otherwise.
Cuomo gave 2nd amendment loonies some lip as well when he was all, ‘hey crazies! you don’t need semi-automatic weapons to hunt.’ Then he also said normal things about minimum wage, somewhat ok things about education, pretty good things about preparing for storms and storm relief, and completely reasonable things about lowering the penalties for marijuana-related drug infractions. His impassioned speech made me wonder how he hangs with his cylon girlfriend Sandra Lee. Now he just needs to be all ‘fracking is so. lame. you guys.’
You can watch the State of the State here. It’s worth a watch/listen, cuz it’s fun to hear him get all yell-y and riled up about important things!