From Capital Tonight:
In another lengthy radio interview today on Fred Dicker’s Talk-1300 show, Gov. Andrew Cuomo teed off on what he saw as an out-of-control lobbying culture that’s distorted the issues.
“It’s one of the situations that frankly is worse than I realized before I got here,” Cuomo said. “The culture of corruption, quote-un-quote, is worse than I thought.”
The governor also reserved some criticism for the Capital press corps who quote paid “spokesman” who are fronting for deep-pocketed “special interests.”
“It’s a much more sophisticated system than I remember,” he said.
Of course, a considerable chunk of that money has been spent by campaigns backing Cuomo himself.