Letter: Politicians blame LIPA, shockingly

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives an update

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives an update on recovery efforts from superstorm Sandy in Long Beach. (Nov. 10, 2012) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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For weeks, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the rest of the local political establishment have hammered away at the Long Island Power Authority management for its many failures. Now, Newsday exposes the political and family connections of that same management ["LIPA's power connections," News, Nov. 21].

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I'm sure that our political leaders are -- to paraphrase police inspector Louis Renault in "Casablanca" -- simply "shocked, shocked!" to learn that well-connected political appointees with little or no utility experience have been running the show.

James J. McDonald, Deer Park


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