As he barnstormed to promote his economic strategy, the Democratic governor obviously sidestepped controversies in Washington, D.C. and Nassau County.
Numerous other New York politicians weighed in about the national debt standoff; not Cuomo. In Old Westbury on Wednesday, the governor said: "We have our fingers crossed that it will be resolved." In Schenectady Thursday -- when asked a leading question about whom to blame in Washington -- Cuomo replied: "I don't blame. I'm not about blame." And, he again declined to take sides in today's Nassau Coliseum bond referendum.
-- Yancey Roy