Cuomo, as you may have noticed, is still the governor of New York. And he has shown zero signs of leaving — even as the focus of the political world has moved on from him as other events have grabbed the spotlight.
Reporters are still asking Cuomo about his future plans. On Wednesday, he was asked whether he would resign if the ongoing investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James concludes that he broke any laws.
James has not offered any timeline for when her investigation will wrap up. The New York Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is also conducting its own look into the allegations made against Cuomo.
None of this is to say that Cuomo has fully survived this scandal. At some point, the investigations will wrap up — and offer their conclusions. And Republicans are falling all over themselves to take him on next November (if he runs for a fourth term).
But what all of it does prove is that we have short political attention spans. And that if a politician can weather the initial furor — and calls for him (or her) to resign — they can nearly always stay in office far longer than it might look when scandals break.
The Point: Look over there! It’s a(nother) shiny object!