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Bryan Preston


April 19, 2013 - 9:27 am

What an idiot.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have canceled his morning radio appearance today in response to the ongoing manhunt for a suspect involved in Monday’s deadly bombing attack on the Boston Marathon, but another top New York official, Governor Andrew Cuomo, scheduled his own radio interview on The Capitol Pressroom soon after. Mr. Cuomo directly addressed the high-profile situation in the Bay State by employing a phrase he previously used to describe climate change in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: “the new normal.”

“It’s a terrible situation in Boston. And, unfortunately, … one gets the sense that this is more reflective of the ‘new normal,’ if you will,” he explained. “So much of society is changing so rapidly. We talk about a ‘new normal’ when it comes t0 climate change and adjusting to a change in the weather patterns. ‘New normal’ when it comes to public security in a post-9/11 world. Where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all-too-frequent.”

Anything, including drawing a line from the bombing to “climate change,” to avoid the fact that the suspects are radical Muslims.

The fact that the governor of New York — a state that has been attacked by terrorists and remains a target now — said this is stunning. Or would be, if Andrew Cuomo wasn’t already known for being a gigantic fool.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Well, he might have a point if this is what he meant: From now on, an abandoned shopping bag on a busy corner just might have violent death inside it. Someone who "forgets" his wheelie-bag on the train might not have forgotten. And so forth. Welcome to Tel Aviv, and a sea-change in our way of life.

Of course, I suspect that the above is not what he was getting at. Come to think of it, maybe even he didn't know what his point was...
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Wow - yeah. First they talk about gun control, increased security checks, etc. "For the children..." then go on TV and say it doesn't matter and expect more violence we can't stop. It's like your opponents' ads write themselves.
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