Summer-weight issues can weigh me down

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Opinion

August 31, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Register editor

In the lead-up to the televised debate Wednesday night between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon, a former TV star who has turned into a policy wonk, one of the details to be ironed out was the agreed-upon temperature of the room.

Cuomo prefers it meat-locker cold, while Nixon aides requested the thermostat be set at 76 degrees.

Nixon herself said she would not make a big deal about the temperature, adding she’d appear in a ski parka if necessary. She wasn’t off the mark. At his State of the State addresses members in the audience are shown swathed in hats, coats and mittens due to Cuomo’s internal thermostat, which must be that of a woolly mammoth. At one such address the sergeant-at-arms distributed blankets to those who came unprepared.

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