From the Morning Memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s memoir, “All Things Possible,” offers criticism of both Republicans and Democrats when it comes to their solutions to longtime problems.

In the book’s opening pages, he writes that Americans are tired of “lofty rhetoric” and want results.

Cuomo, a results-oriented guy, seemed to be taking to a more national audience and making an implicit criticism of President Obama.

And his brand of governing — Albany isn’t a “debating society” and a pull back in transparency — has led to no shortage of criticism for him at the Capitol and around the state.

During his round of satellite interviews with television stations across the state, however, Cuomo insisted the book was aimed at New Yorkers.

“I didn’t mean that directed to Washington. I think that’s also true on the state level. I think people feel that politicians, government, there’s a lot of talk with little results,” Cuomo said on Capital Tonight. “There’s an ongoing political drama between the left and right and everybody their argument, but nothing ever happens. I think what needs to be done politically now is government needs to function.”

Cuomo has routinely avoided discussing any hint of his seeking higher office one day.

The book tour comes, of course, as Cuomo runs for re-election against Republican Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive.

Cuomo sidestepped a question in last night’s interview as to whether the book was timed in order to promote his re-election campaign.

Rather, Cuomo said the book was “timely” given his desire to talk about his personal life — a subject he rarely brings up — and his political philosophy.

“I lost a political campaign under really embarrassing circumstances, I went through a terrible break-up of a marriage under terrible circumstances, both really disruptive episodes in one’s life,” Cuomo said.

The interview was one of a round of 4-minute satellite interviews Cuomo’s publisher, HarperCollins, offered to TV stations around the state. At least one station, a Rochester ABC affiliate, had its interview pulled when the station wanted to ask the governor a question about a local bridge closing due to disrepair.