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In that context, consider New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's crusade against A.I.G., as reported by the New York Times:Seventy-three employees were paid more than $1 million in the latest bonuses at the insurance giant American International Group, according to the New York attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo.
While Cuomo gets to take on the most unpopular company in America, Gov. David Paterson has to decide just what combination of tax increases and spending cuts he'll make to balance the state's budget. That, as much as anything else, explains why Cuomo is likely to win Paterson's job next year.
If he wins, though, doesn't it seem pretty likely that before too long Cuomo will be pining for the good ol' days when he was attorney general?
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