The son of Italian immigrants he bootstrapped his way to Brooklyn ambulance chaser and Queens city councilman.
He lost the Democratic primary for NYC mayor to Ed Koch, notoriously with his 19 year old son Andrew as campaign manager and the slogan – Vote for Cuomo not the homo.
He managed to leapfrog his way to Lieutenant Governor and then three term Governor of New York.
One of the most pompous, pedantic populist demagogues to ever hold public office.
If only he served the people of his state as well as he served his ego. He will be missed in spite of his clone Andrew now holding his former office.