- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - If anyone could emerge from the AIG bonus debacle looking good, it could be New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh).

He’s winning praise for strong-arming the insurance giant for details on $165 million paid to dozens of executives.

His hard-charging ways have some observers asking why Washington bureaucrats haven’t been as aggressive. AIG is being criticized for paying bonuses after taking bailout money.

Doug Muzzio (MOO’-zee-oh), a politics professor at Baruch (buh-ROOKH’) College, says Americans are angry because they feel the federal government has failed them.

Cuomo says there’s plenty of blame to go around. He says “you need two hands” to point the finger.

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