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Did Cuomo 'wink' at a Levy candidacy?

In this interesting posting, Wayne Barrett bolsters the Levy's-good-for-Cuomo school of thinking when he states:

"The attorney general cannot be accused of taking down an incumbent black governor if another prominent Democrat has already indicated his willingness to do so...."

Barrett adds:

"Cuomo's onetime sidekick and running-mate Charlie King rushed to the op-ed pages of the New York Post to declare how great it was that Levy was, supposedly, starting the debate the state needs. King brandished his black credentials to insist that it's "wrong" for anyone "to criticize Levy for running against (David) Paterson," and to suggest that anyone, like Papa Basil Paterson and the Gang of Four, who injects race into the campaign "trivializes the crisis we live in" and "demeans us."

And:

"How likely is it that a savvy pol like Levy put himself out there without a wink from front runner Cuomo?"

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