Hannity is always the sympathetic ear to the Republican candidates that feel unfairly assailed by a tough campaign. The GOP gubernatorial candidate, Rob Astorino doesn't like the attack ads from the Cuomo campaign, he had his wife on to whine about it in an ad of her own. Astorino should expect some heavy artillery to come his way via the New York Democratic Party, but his wife doesn't like anyone talking about her children's father that way.
The ad went as follows:
SHEILA ASTORINO: I'm not political, I'm a school teacher, but I'm also Rob Astorino's wife. And I have to speak out about the ugly and dishonest ads Governor Cuomo's been running. Governor, you've got to be kidding me. All Summer and autumn long my children have had to watch you throw mud at their father.
But now you've really gone too far for this mom and school teacher, telling people my husband wants guns in classrooms. Guns in classrooms? You can't be serious.
Your own consultants said you would do anything or say anything including lie to win an election. But I had no idea. what you're doing is unforgiveable.
We aren't sure, by anything Astorino said while Sean Hannity was consoling him, of what was so unfair in these pro-Cuomo ads. Cuomo has blanketed the airwaves with omnipresent television advertisements, painting Republican foe Rob Astorino as an "ultraconservative" who is "vehemently against a woman's right to choose and marriage equality." None of these things are untrue. Here's one of Cuomo's ads:
In case Mr. Astorino has forgotten, New York State is pretty liberal, and has been for a very long time. Repealing gun laws, threatening a woman's right to choose and opposing same-sex marriage are going to force your opponent to capitalize on those unpopular positions.
Of course super rich Sean Hannity complains about the taxes and then proceeds to blame the tax rate on the mass exodus predicted by the AARP.
Yea but the AARP just came out with a study the other day, 70% of Long Islanders, 60% of New Yorkers age 50 and above are likely to leave our state. Middle class is just being destroyed in NY. And now Cuomo has hitched on his wagon to Bill de Blasio and the radicalism of New York City.
Perhaps, Mr. Astorino, retired people aren't too thrilled with New York's tough winters? It can't be that, it's got to be taxes. Maybe Mr. Astorino should refrain from saying let the elderly eat soup if they can't afford dentures.
To make things worse for a conservative running in a liberal state, Cuomo supports measures legalizing Medical Marijuana, while Astorino wants to only allow marijuana in marinol pill form. Experts disagree, the synthetic kind isn't the same.
Bottom line, Astorino shouldn't expect anything but strong attack ads and his wife should have known this before her husband entered the race. Perhaps she's like Ann Romney and she doesn't want you people to bother her, because Stop It! This is hard.