The Glens Falls Post Star’s Maury Thompson researched some of former governor Mario Cuomo’s speeches as part of his paper’s coverage of the death of the former governor, including this from a 1986 address at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting.
“Shouldn’t we be teaching some kind of — God forbid you use the word — morality?”
“Know as much about the political facts as you know about the starting line-up of the Super Bowl.” — March 1979 speech to Hudson Falls Chamber of Commerce
“Actually, I should have gotten two loons.” — joking when he announced a large state land acquisition deal at a ceremony in Westport in July 1986 when the Adirondack Council, an environmental group, honored him as Conservationist of the Year. The award is a life-size replica of a loon.