RISING STAR

Cuomo Emerges as AIG's Nemesis

At least one person's stock is rising in the economic turmoil: Andrew Cuomo's. The New York attorney general is establishing himself as a major player on the national scene as he leads the crusade against AIG's outrageous bonuses. It was Cuomo who issued subpoenas forcing AIG to release details of who received overly generous bonuses. Cuomo has emerged as a relentless antagonist of AIG, and told the AP he had been "investigating AIG compensation arrangements since last fall." All of this sets the stage for a rumored run at the governor's office in 2010.