Don't look at me, The NY Post went with it.
Cuomo doesn't realize this, but if you piss off enough people and some things don't go the way you want. The State has turned a manhunt for two extremely dangerous criminals into a kabuki honor/pride theater.
We were talking about it at work this afternoon as one of the cops was involved in the search. He said he never saw anything like it; about 800 cops tearing up the area looking for these two. Suspicion is that they may have holed up in a house somewhere, possibly taken hostages.
Cuomo created ‘total cluster f—k’ in escaped-killers hunt
The massive manhunt for two escaped murderers from the Dannemora prison has been hampered by State Police secrecy, inter-agency rivalries, and the disrupting involvement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the first day of the breakout, law enforcement sources have told The Post.
Cuomo’s surprise arrival at a still-unfolding escape scene a week ago Saturday generated considerable national publicity for the governor, but distracted investigators at a time when the full facts of the escape were not yet known, the sources said.
[...]“Cuomo’s aides came in and threw out the US marshal, the sheriff [David Favro, like Cuomo a Democrat] and others who were there to help coordinate the search effort. “And they did it without even saying ‘Thanks for your help’ or such, just, ‘Get out so his highness can enter.’
“The State Police are trying to make sure that they’re the ones to catch these guys, that they get all the credit, and as a result, they’re not making full use of the assets that are available to them,’’ the source continued.
The sources, meanwhile, said the State Police, the lead agency, had repeatedly refused to share information on the design and scope of the manhunt with the local police, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, the state Correctional Services Department and the state Environmental Conservation Department, whose police officers are part of the search, as well as the US Marshals Service.