Westchester County Executive Andy Spano must be closely related to Tom Suozzi.
Either that, or it’s just a coincidence. OR, Andy is stealing Tom’s lines. Here’s what I mean:
When Suozzi, the Nassau County executive ran for the Democratic nomination for governor, he frequently quoted his grandfather (or father, I don’t remember which), who said, “Watch the hands; don’t listen to the mouth.” I heard Suozzi give that line twice, the first time at the Kemper Memorial in Mamaroneck.
Funny thing, Spano used the same line in his State of the County Address last week, and attributed the saying to his grandfather.
All I know is that Suozzi quoted the saying first and unlike Spano, he said it in Italian before translating it into English.