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Cynthia Nixon’s selective outrage could kill her career.

Cynthia Nixon is new to politics, but she’s already skilled at some of its customs. That’s not a compliment. Nixon’s Tuesday vow that she would appoint a Moreland Commission to investigate Albany corruption on Day One of her administration was a clever zinger aimed at her primary opponent, Gov. Cuomo. It was a sharp reminder...
Time: 22:19     Date: 15.05.2018
Last US News - Opinion: Cynthia Nixon’s selective outrage could kill her career. NY Post 24 - US News

Nixon’s Tuesday vow that she would appoint a Moreland Commission to investigate Albany corruption on Day One of her administration was a clever zinger aimed at her primary opponent, Gov. Cuomo. It was a sharp reminder of Cuomo’s disastrous fumble of a similar promise in his first term.

After repeatedly vowing to appoint a Moreland Commission, and then pulling back, Cuomo finally went forward in June of 2013. He stocked the team with seasoned law enforcement officials and gave it sweeping powers.

When I asked him then whether he was seriously committed to a thorough excavation of the capital rot, the governor responded firmly, “As serious as a heart attack.”

Which he was — until he wasn’t. Nine months later, he suddenly pulled the plug in a political deal with the very legislative leaders the panel was supposed to be investigating.

It was a mistake that nearly ended his career. Federal prosecutors, as part of a larger probe into Cuomo’s office, made a showy move to pick up the commission’s files for their own corruption cases and even looked into whether the governor committed any crimes by interfering with the panel’s work and prematurely shutting it down. They found nothing worthy of charges, but Cuomo’s reputation has never recovered.

Nixon reprises much of that history in a press release of her announcement, which was sparked by reports that the Manhattan US attorney is now looking at $25 million in grants Cuomo’s office gave to a Hudson Valley firm whose executives and employees contributed $400,000 to his campaign.

So Nixon’s zinger is fair play, and given the lack of any significant change in Albany’s culture of corruption under Cuomo, another Moreland Commission is certainly welcome. The sooner the better.

But let’s not stop with one. Let’s have two Morelands, with the second one investigating Nixon’s patron, Mayor de Blasio.

Politics, of course, is a team sport, and Nixon’s team largely comprises de Blasio hand-offs. Her issues are his issues, and by running against Cuomo with a scorched earth campaign, she is making de Blasio’s enemy her enemy. Given all that, it is impossible to believe the mayor’s claim that he had nothing to do with her decision to run and with her relentless personal attacks on Cuomo.

Then again, it’s impossible to believe almost anything de Blasio claims, yet Nixon isn’t bothered by that.

Nearly half-way through his fifth year, the mayor has three distinct reputations among a broad swath of New Yorkers: Lazy, incompetent and corrupt.

In a competitive political town, any two of those would have been fatal in his 2017 re-election bid. But because New York voters generally consider electing Republicans only when the city is entering a death spiral, de Blasio easily won four more years to make things worse. Count on him to deliver.

While lazy and incompetent are unfixable if voters are willing to accept inferior government, being corrupt is curable. That’s what prosecutors are for.

But the once-mighty Preet Bharara whiffed when it came to de Blasio, with his team arguing that, in light of a Supreme Court decision, prosecutors effectively had to show a politician putting cash in his pocket before a jury would convict.

It’s hardly shocking that Nixon would aim all her firepower at Cuomo and ignore de Blasio’s conduct. Nor is she likely to take on the municipal unions that are his base of support now that the Working Families Party, which the unions control, has backed her.

But she can’t have it both ways, with the result that Nixon’s selective moral outrage undercuts the freshness her candidacy supposedly represents. By seeing no evil when it comes to her patron, she risks being pulled into the mud bath of politics-as-usual.

In that case, she’ll quickly find herself in over her head against Cuomo. He’s a tested swamp pro of the first order, and playing on his turf could prove fatal.

Gruel for ghouls at this B&B

Headline: Lizzie Borden’s Massachusetts mansion transforming into bed and breakfast.

That’s certainly a curious business model: Putting murder on the menu and expecting guests to have sweet dreams in a house of horrors.

‘Landmark’ Trump love in Israel

Reader Ray Chernaskey appreciates the possibilities arising from President Trump’s popularity in Israel.

He writes: “Can you imagine being on a tourist bus, and the guide says, ‘There is where Solomon walked, there is where Jesus walked, and there is Trump Square!’ ”

O’s CIA twitman

There he goes again.

John Brennan, Barack Obama’s last CIA director, has given up any pretense of being a statesman and jumped into the partisan fray with both fists. He regularly tweets such harsh insults and attacks on the president that he makes the fiery Elizabeth Warren look like mild-mannered by comparison.

Here’s what Brennan wrote last week:

“Today, Donald Trump simultaneously lied about the Iranian nuclear deal, undermined global confidence in US commitments, alienated our closest allies, strengthened Iranian hawks, & gave North Korea more reason to keep its nukes. This madness is a danger to our national security.”

He followed that Monday with this love letter:

Many Trump supporters are understandably outraged, charging that Brennan is disgracing the intelligence services with such blatant displays of over-the-top partisanship.

They are right, but there is another way to look at Brennan’s attacks. Each one proves how much he hates Trump, and probably always did.

That bolsters the calls for an investigation to reveal what role Brennan played in the Obama administration’s bid to tip the election to Hillary Clinton, and whether he abused his CIA office to undermine Trump after the election.

Seems like a fair trade to me: Brennan can tweet his little heart out, and America gets to see whether he was a dirty cop.

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Living

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Business

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Metro

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Sport

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