Yesterday Tom D asked me on the site if I thought Andrew Cuomo’s excuses about Italians being so emotionally and physically demonstrative that his good-natured affection was being mistaken for sexual harassment. I assured Tom that Andrew Cuomo was demonstrating that he was a creepy pervert.
I fully concede that old-time Italian Americans were more likely to hug and kiss family members than their Irish American neighbors were likely to in similar circumstances. But I also assured him that some old man who started groping young women was more than likely to be beaten to a pulp by that girl’s brother or father if he was caught in the neighborhood doing it. And that’s in the US. Back in the old country he’d probably get knifed for his trouble.
What I consider Andrew Cuomo to be is a cheap bastard. Now that he’s divorced, he appears to be trying to avoid remarriage or some other honorable romantic arrangement by hitting on the poor unfortunate women who have to work for this slime ball. Think about it. He’s the governor of one of the largest, richest states in the US. There are probably a hundred thousand women in the state who would willingly entertain the idea of dating this loser. And in fact, he probably wouldn’t have to spend all that much to do it. He could pass along most of the costs to the state government accounts he already abuses for various purposes. But no. He’s too lazy to even bother looking for women even if it would be like shooting fish in a barrel. So, he perves around these twenty-something assistants and even police officers hoping that one of them is desperate enough to want to have sex with an old, ugly dirtbag who also happens to be the most powerful man in the state. The sad part is that it probably worked on some of them, the ones who won’t come forward now out of embarrassment.
And now he tries to claim that all this is just the younger generation mistaking avuncular friendliness for decrepit horniness. The funny thing is he may get away with it. The legislature would have to impeach him to get him out of his office. And maybe the Republicans there may think it’s better to leave him in office and run against him in 2022. Wouldn’t that be a bizarre twist.
Andrew and Chris (Fredo) Cuomo are pretty sad excuses for public figures. Their father Mario Cuomo was just another Democrat machine politician. But he at least could string together a few paragraphs in a way that showed that he was an intelligent man. His sons seem not to have inherited any of his brains. Whenever I see Chris Cuomo on television, I get the impression that someone must have been blackmailed or bribed into hiring him. He has no discernible skills at speaking, thinking or even reading a teleprompter without looking like a deer in the headlights. Andrew is a little less stupid. He is savvy enough to suck up to the proper Democrat power brokers when it will do him the most good. I assume he has been given assistance from his father’s allies and subordinates while moving up the political ladder. What happens next should be enlightening and possibly entertaining as the MeToo movement and the Democrat Establishment try to pry the governorship away from Andrew without too much gore. But who knows, Mario may have handed over dossiers on the people Andrew needs to fight. It may just play out in the court of public opinion where it will do the most damage to Cuomo and the Dems.
So, my verdict is that Creepo and Fredo should be the last generation of Cuomos we’ll have to hear about in the news. And that’s a relief to Italian Americans across the length and breadth of Former America.