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Andrew Cuomo calls his father 'crusader' in touching eulogy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave an emotional eulogy Tuesday for his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo.

At his core he was a philosopher and he was a poet, an advocate and he was a crusader. Mario Cuomo was the keynote speaker for our better angels. He was there to make the case, to argue and convince and in that purist he could be a ferocious opponent and powerful ally. And he was beautiful. [The Wall Street Journal]

Hundreds attended the funeral, held at a Roman Catholic church on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Mario Cuomo died last week at age 82, right after his son was sworn in for his second term as governor.