11.8.21

Imponderables

Like many of us, I wondered how long Andrew Cuomo could withstand the pressure to resign.  Now we know.  Unlike the pundits, I don't think it was his father's legacy or the Democrats deserting him, I think it was Mathida Cuomo.  Seriously: you want to argue with an Italian mother?  

More seriously, his speech was just jaw dropping.  In particular, this:
In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate.
Ummm.... I'm going with "Completely Wrong" for $500.

At my advanced age, I've met many touchy-feely men.  And none of them — none! — have thought that putting their hand under my shirt and on my breast was within the bounds of acceptable.  Same with  “[running their] finger down her neck and back” or from "belly button to [my] right hip".  The now-former governor is only five years older than I am, so his claim that the shift was generational and/or cultural is just ludicrous.  I mean, ok, maybe at one of those infamous key parties or at Woodstock, but not in the work world or the general public.  

Does anyone really buy that excuse?  Beyond the incel community, that is. 

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