Column: For politicians, power can be a dangerous thing

Cuomo faces allegations similar to those of others who, on the road to more significant influence, veer toward the misuse of power and self-enrichment. Still, it’s a stretch to accept that one suddenly deserts a lifelong principled and moral deportment. Indeed, a closer look often reveals that they’ve ignored Irving Howe’s succinct warning that “politics is, among other things, the art of anticipating consequences.”