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Tag: Governors of New York

Mario’s Legacy

Mario’s Legacy

 

Unwanted overtures from Andrew Cuomo?
Their origin was dad’s theology.
Staffers now say son moved – and not in slow mo:
Unwanted overtures from Andrew Cuomo,
Who sought to prove that he was not a homo.
What a surprising revelation! Gee,
Unwanted overtures from Andrew Cuomo?
Their origin was dad’s theology.

 

–Tom Riley

 

Much Rejoicing

Much Rejoicing

Andrew Cuomo rejoiced. Ain’t that swell?
With a pink light he ventured to tell
How he loved baby-killing.
Will it still be as thrilling
When he joins up with daddy in Hell?

–Tom Riley

Buddy System

The Buddy System

Dolan, Cuomo: they’re buddies forever.
Their connection no quarrel can sever.
Dolan won’t get imperious—
For he just isn’t serious.
Make a fuss over dead babies? Never!

–Tom Riley

(Cardinal Dolan declines to oust “Catholic” governor.)

Former Governor

Former Governor

 

 

(Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015)

 

 

The press reminds us of your oratory.
I well remember it. It truly sucked.
You told a stupid, sentimental story
about your dear old dad — and crudely mucked
around with lame clichés. The chickens clucked
that you were rooster number one. Astir
they were, but Mr. Mondale still got plucked,
and Reagan’s victory remained secure.
Nevertheless, you served a purpose, sir–
and serve it even better since you’re dead.
Recalling now the monster that you were,
I can prefer the jerk I face instead.
Next to you, lewd Apostle of the Lie,
Jerry Brown is a wise and saintly guy.

 

 

 

 

–Tom Riley

Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo

Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo

 

 

(When Mario Cuomo ran for Mayor of New York City in 1977, his son Andrew, now Governor of New York State, allowed supporters to deride rival Ed Koch with the slogan: “Vote for Cuomo, not the homo….”)

 

 

Anti-gay slurs are perfectly fine

If defeating a Jew’s your design

     So your dad gets the nod.

     Why, they’re sanctioned by God!

Otherwise, they are way out of line….

 

 

–Tom Riley