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Andrew Cuomo’s official website links to parody Twitter account

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Will Rahn
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Newly inaugurated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s official government web page linked to a parody Twitter account Sunday morning, confusing New Yorkers and likely embarrassing his staff.

Cuomo’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 constituents’ questions and playing games with reporters.

When questioned about its eyebrow-raising Twitter bio, the fake Cuomo account simply responded that it was the only Twitter account linked to by the governor’s office. A person asking about Cuomo’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 “Luv Gov”, a tabloid nickname for disgraced former governor and current CNN host Eliot Spitzer, had been deleted from its Twitter page.

The Cuomo campaign’s Twitter account had recently been suspended or deleted, prompting the new governor’s staff to tell New York news website NYC The Blog that Cuomo did not have time to “twitter on his own” and that the “best web and social media people around” were now in charge of his personal account.

NYC The Blog is reporting that, after several confused replies from Cuomo’s staff, the “tremendous oversight” has now been fixed. The New York governor’s official webpage now links to the correct Twitter account.

Cuomo was sworn in as New York’s 56th Governor just before midnight on December 31st.

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  • esby

    Do you really think the governor is working on the New York state government website? When he’s not gassing up the limo. These comments are priceless!

    I wonder what the web would be like if opinions were based on content (nobody read the Patriot Act, giving the government immense more power. Sarah Palin is the Twitter mistake queen) instead of forcing bizarre partisan allusions on people (Democrats can’t Twitter!).

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  • sunnyr

    Told ya so!! This guy is a typical DemocRAT. He could screw up a one car funeral procession.

  • Kerrvillian

    Once again you have a newly minted Democrat chief executive who can’t go a week without screwing the pooch.

    Yeah. Tell us how Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell don’t have what it takes.

    The glass house still has a few panes left, so keep throwing the stones, Dems!

    • ladylove

      of course you have never made a mistake.

      seems to me the people at nygoverner, should have not taken advantqage as they did, no matter how much “fun” they might have gotten from it, it was wrong, on so many more levels.

      • MerryJ1

        Aw, com’on, Ladylove – it was hysterical!

  • octavian61

    This new governership and his administration is a parody as is. What really is the difference? A monarchy, a prince who became a king. There will no changes in behavior from all those in power now. I would like to thank the Democrat voters of this state of New York for not using their better judgement and allowing the corruption to continue. I guess you folks were not as ticked off like the rest of the country with the way these politicians conducted themselves these past few years. I guess you agree with runaway spending, a healthcare bill that was needed to be passed without no one reading it and not knowing what was in it and various other nefarious things our rulers (not leaders) have done to us.

    • ladylove

      please know, as a life time resident of NYS, and a registered democrat, I did my best to vote these idiots out, and not to vote any new idiots in,

      my husband and myself were just discussing, this, unaware of this story.

      we both agree how stupid voters can be.

      but know not all democrats voted for democrats.

      • ladylove

        yes I do realize it is impossible not to vote new idiots in, no matter what party they are from, they all have that one quality that makes them the same, they are “politicians”

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