Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s multiple opponents and critics didn’t not waste any time in seizing on this morning’s bombshell report in the New York Times about the administration’s extensive meddling in the now-defunct Moreland Commission.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Zephyr Teachout was the first to release a statement, calling the revelations in the paper “deeply disturbing.”

The Fordham Law professor said that if Cuomo directed or even knew of efforts by his top aide, Larry Schwartz, to obstruct and interfere with the commission’s work than he should “immediately resign.”

“When a private indiscretion became public, Governor Eliot Spitzer quickly resigned from office,” Teachout said.

“The Cuomo administration’s indiscretions – public acts that violate the public trust – are far worse. The administration’s direct obstruction of Moreland suggests there is deep corruption within the Governor’s office.”

“…The Cuomo administration’s handling of the Moreland Commission distills what plagues our democracy: a special class of insiders in Albany, connected through financial and political clout, have immunized themselves from the law. Governor Cuomo has taken this corruption and elevated it to new levels.”

Ironically, it was just yesterday that Teachout was standing with Cuomo’s GOP opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and railing against the governor for failing to reign in corruption during his tenure.

Teachout specifically cited Cuomo’s shutting down of the Moreland Commission as proof that the governor is not serious about addressing the underpinnings of the corruption problem that has plagued the state Capitol for years.

Astorino released a far more subdued statement, saying Cuomo is in “big trouble” and cheering on US Attorney Preet Bharara for taking over where the Moreland Commission left off.

“We applaud the United States Attorney for his work to levy justice on Moreland’s targets, and on those who interefered with the Commission to protect Mr. Cuomo and his political allies,” Astorino said. “We urge the greatest expediency possible in these deliberations. New Yorkers cannot afford to have a crook in the Governor’s Mansion.”