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Cuomo scores 2nd national TV feature in two weeks

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his team navigate

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his team navigate white-water rapids in a raft on the Indian River during the Adirondack Challenge Monday at Indian Lake. (July 22, 2013) (Credit: AP )

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo scored his second national television interview in two weeks Monday. CBS News did a feature on the Democrat’s effort to promote tourism in the Adirondack Park and asked what he thought about Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and running for president in 2016.

On the final point, to no surprise, Cuomo didn’t say yes or no, but said he’s focused on being governor.

“I spent eight years in Washington with Bill Clinton. I was the Housing and Urban Development secretary … I had a lot of fun doing that. But I really love what I’m doing now,” Cuomo said.

That said, it’s worth noting again that it was Cuomo’s second national TV feature this month. Earlier, ABC focused on a new law Cuomo signed to crack down on texting and driving.

CBS also asked Cuomo what he thought of the political comeback attempts of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner. The governor joked that “everyone knows New York has great theater” and that this year’s campaigns were “great political theater.”

“I think this is part of the charm of New York,” Cuomo said. “We tend to have the eccentric, we tend to have the entertainment. And this is a little political theater.”

Asked if the Spitzer and Weiner candidacies were “good” for New York, Cuomo again deflected.

“I don’t think you should say to someone ‘you should run’ or ‘you shouldn’t run,’” the governor said. “That’s not how the system works.”

Tags: Andrew Cuomo , Eliot Spitzer , Anthony Weiner

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