Here’s liberal columnist E. J.

Here’s liberal columnist E. J. Dionne’s take on the New York Democratic primary contest for Governor. It pits Andrew Cuomo against Carl McCall, an African American Dartmouth man. McCall is leading, but one should never under-estimate a Cuomo’s capacity for dirty tricks. Indeed, McCall’s campaign has accused Cuomo’s of smearing McCall’s running-mate. My favorite part of the column is the report that Cuomo has enlisted the infamous Cornel West. At a black church West opined that McCall “is a decent man, but he’s a hesitant brother. He’s a timid brother.” The bottom line is that things look very good for Governor Pataki.