Cuomo defends not-so-whopper fish in photo op
Posted at: 09/25/2012 8:14 AM
| Updated at: 09/25/2012 10:02 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (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.
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, which was about an inch under the legal limit.
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