Newly inaugurated New York Governor Andrew Cuomoâ€™s official government web page linked to a parody Twitter account Sunday morning, confusing New Yorkers and likely embarrassing his staff.
Cuomoâ€™s website mistakenly linked to the Twitter account @NYGovernor, not his real account, @NYGovCuomo. The people behind @NYGovernor had a field day with the incorrect link, glibly answering constituentsâ€™ questions and playing games with reporters.
When questioned about itsÂ eyebrow-raising Twitter bio, the fake Cuomo account simply responded that it was the only Twitter account linked to by the governorâ€™s office. A person asking about Cuomoâ€™s stand against the Indian Point power plant was told that the new governor only opposes the project because his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, opposed it during his tenure in the 1980s and early 1990s. The fake account also noted that any references to the â€śLuv Govâ€ť, a tabloid nickname for disgraced former governor and current CNN host Eliot Spitzer, had been deleted from its Twitter page.
The Cuomo campaignâ€™s Twitter account had recently been suspended or deleted, prompting the new governorâ€™s staff to tell New York news website NYC The Blog that Cuomo did not have time to â€śtwitter on his ownâ€ť and that the â€śbest web and social media people aroundâ€ť were now in charge of his personal account.
NYC The Blog is reporting that, after several confused replies from Cuomo’s staff, the â€śtremendous oversightâ€ť has now been fixed. The New York governor’s official webpage now links to the correct Twitter account.
Cuomo was sworn in as New Yorkâ€™s 56thÂ Governor just before midnight on December 31st.