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Cuomo defends not-so-whopper fish in photo op

September 24, 2012
Associated Press

ALBANY (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had planned a photo opportunity in the state's newly acquired plot in the Adirondacks and found himself in a tempest in a frying pan.

The press outing on Sunday at a pond in the Adirondack State Park depicted the Queens native doing what he says he loves to do: Enjoy the mountain wilderness and fishing.

But on Monday Cuomo staved off questions from some reporters about why he didn't wear a life vest and why he caught a trout that appeared to be too small to keep.

Article Photos

Gov. Andrew Cuomo poses for a photo Sunday near Boreas Ponds in the Adirondacks.
(Enterprise photo — Mike Lynch)

Cuomo joked at the inquiries but defended his actions. He noted state law doesn't require him to wear a life vest and that he released the brook trout.

 
 

 

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