In his latest video released on Monday, Rob Astorino winks at what he see as Albany’s permissive culture of corruption.

The Republican candidate for governor says the ongoing investigation by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara into the Moreland Commission’s demise and involvement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office as a signal the state needs term limits in the Legislature and for statewide elected officials.

“But most Albany corruption is neither said nor written. It’s simply winked,” Astorino says in the video. “Like the deal to protect Sheldon Silver from investigation in Albany’s sex abuse scandals. I bet it only took a wink to arrange that one. Or shuttering the Moreland commission. The shutter of an eyelash. It’s why we desperately need term limits in Albany, for members of all parties. Even the best intentioned legislators become compromised over time, and the people of New York pay.”

The Astorino campaign is trying to get as much mileage as possible off the Moreland mess and by tying Cuomo to the ethical problems that continue to plague Albany during his first term in office.

But whether voters are engaged on the ethics issue is a question — elections tend to hinge on the economy. Still, a new poll to be released this week by Marist could clarify whether Moreland has any impact on the governor’s re-election bid.

How Much Does A Wink Cost In New York? from Rob Astorino on Vimeo.