(OK, not really, it’s actually a metaphor).

State GOP Chairman Ed Cox was on hand for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first State of the State address Wednesday and said the Republicans plan to hold the Democratic governor’s feet to the fire when it comes to making good on his pledges of fiscal conservatism.

“The governor stole our clothes, we want to be sure he wears them the right way,” Cox said.

Cox said he’s optimistic about the Cuomo era. He also sounded a hopeful note about the four renegade Senate Democrats who broke from their conference to form an independent caucus, saying: “We have to see more what it’s about, but they’re certainly coming in the right direction now.”