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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:16 PM

Christie: ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo’

Albany Times-Union

This week’s edition of the Glens Falls Chronicle features an interview with Larry Bulman, former Saratoga County Democratic chairman and a South Glens Falls native who, in his new job as political director for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters recently got 90 minutes of face time with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The conservative Republican called in Bulman to thank him for a donation the union made to Sandy relief efforts in the state, and they chatted about where Christie likes to eat near Lake George as well as his neighboring governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

said when he told Mr. Christie he is from upstate New York, “he said, ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.’ ” Mr. Bulman said Gov. Christie “sees value in the building trades, which are private sector unions. He complimented us and said he uses us as an example of a pro-business union.”

Mr. Bulman, asked if he thinks Gov. Christie will run for president, said, “I don’t know, but he talked about Israel, and he wanted to make sure we knew he had been traveling abroad.”


I would go so fare as to say he's twice the man Andrew Cuomo will ever be...

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Reply Christie: ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo’ (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 2013 OP
Beacool Feb 2013 #1
One of the 99 Feb 2013 #11
Mojo2 Feb 2013 #2
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #4
tabbycat31 Feb 2013 #3
brooklynite Feb 2013 #5
tabbycat31 Feb 2013 #10
silverweb Feb 2013 #6
blueclown Feb 2013 #7
brooklynite Feb 2013 #8
Arkana Feb 2013 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:59 PM

1. Another reason not to vote for Cuomo?

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Response to Beacool (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:27 PM

11. One of many

He was New York AG during the financial crisis. Yet he didn't launch a single investigation or prosecution of the wall street banks. But he accepted campaign contributions from them. The guy's a total sellout.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:06 PM

2. Christie just put another

nail into his coffin with the extreme lunatic right wing fringe......these people hate Cuomo......

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Response to Mojo2 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:37 PM

4. Didn't do Cuomo any favors in the 2016 Democratic primary either. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:29 PM

3. So where does he stand on marriage equality and gun control?

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:39 PM

5. Vetoed Marriage Equality..waffling on gun control

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:00 PM

10. exactly

I'm not sure where he stands on gun control. There'll be some hearings at the statehouse about it on Thursday that I'm thinking of attending.

I'm very well aware of his veto of marriage equality.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:46 PM

6. Liar & opportunist.

n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:42 PM

7. Can't have a Christie thread without a fat joke.

Can we stop with the fat jokes and simply criticize his record? Because there's plenty of material in that regard.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:43 PM

8. UPDATE - Chris Christie denies saying he agrees with Andrew Cuomo on 98 percent of the issues

New York Daily News:

ulman said that when he told Christie he is from upstate New York, the conservative governor replied: “I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98 percent of the issues.”

That claim raised eyebrows, given Cuomo’s liberal leadership on issues like gay marriage and gun control.

But during a press conference on Tuesday, Christie said he was misunderstood.

"What I said was that Governor Cuomo and I were raised in very much the same kind of households. Governor Cuomo was raised by a Sicilian mother and so was I. And so that a lot of our values are the same," Christie said. "I don’t ever remember saying anything like I agree with him 98 percent of the time because I don’t. So I’m sure I didn’t say that."


Uh, huh. I suspect the retraction will lack authenticity in some quarters.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:58 PM

9. Bazinga.

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