How do you make a threat without directly making a threat? Well, anybody who has ever watched a mob movie can answer that question. In the movie “The Untouchables,” when Al Capone wanted to threaten Eliot Ness, he didn’t say “I’m going to kill your family.” Instead, he sent his enforcer Frank Nitti who made the threat for him in the most anodyne way possible.
“Nice to have a family. A man should take care. See that nothing happens to them.”
Ness got the message, and sent his family out of town to keep them safe.
Andrew Cuomo has his own enforcer. And like Frank Nitti, this enforcer doesn’t flat-out issue a threat. But folks are getting the message.
Out of nowhere, Cuomo’s “COVID Vaccine Czar” has been calling New York County Executives asking them if they support Governor Cuomo during his current travails.
One unnamed Democrat County Executive found the call Nitti-level creepy and filed an ethics complaint. read more