Say It Ain't So, Cuo! Embattled Luv Guv Drops Some Sugar on Fawning Supporter and OMG What Were You Thinking?

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Dude, ‘cmon. #ProTip? Yeah, so when you’re a political dead man walking and the last thing you want to do is draw attention to yourself — that way? In the precarious and embarrassing situation in which you’ve purposely put yourself and your family, you might want to refrain from calling a fawning supporter “darling’ in front of a whole bunch of people.

Just sayin’, bro.

I don’t know about embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but if I had two career-threatening scandals closing in on me like Michael Moore zeroing in on a 24-hour Taco Bell at two-o’clock in the morning after a long Saturday night of doing whatever he does, I’d lay low. Like, low. With the ladies. And in a weird, twisted sorta way, you almost gotta admire his “Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead!” attitude when he sees something — or someone — he might like to “get to know.” The operative word being “almost.”

So… as he was walking out of an event in New York on Monday that was closed to the media, Cuomo did what Cuomo does. He saw a woman who caught his attention, she told him she loved him twice — so he busted out the “darling” thing. “Nah, I’m not going anywhere. Don’t you trouble your sweet little heart with such nonsense — you hear me? I  got this! We’re good, darling, let not your heart be troubled, my dear.”

Here’s how the short exchange went down, as transcribed by The New York Post.

An unidentified woman reportedly shouted, “I love you and you better stay where you are, we’ve got your back,” as Cuomo got into his parked car.

Cuomo, 63, pulled down a mask to ask the woman if she’d been vaccinated against COVID-19, Fox News said.

“I love you,” she shouted again.

“We love you, we need you at the finish line, you better stay.”

Cuomo reportedly assured her, “OK, I’m not going anywhere, darling.”

Just sayin’, gov, just sayin’.

The exchange — amid a spiraling sexual harassment scandal that’s sparked multiple investigations — took place following Cuomo’s appearance at the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Fox News said.

This is the point where I typically throw in a disclaimer about Cuomo and his scandals.

No, in the larger scheme of things, zero big deal. I got it. For that matter, the seven allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior don’t come close to 15,000 — give or take — COVID-related nursing home deaths as a direct consequence of Cuomo’s edict forcing those nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients.

It is also not on par with Cuomo’s office altering COVID death data, getting caught doing so, and then attempting to cover it up. Of course not. Having said as much, Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home COVID deaths problem does not suggest New Yorkers should refrain from caring about the guy’s moral character. Or lack thereof. We can call out his clumsy sexcapades, as well, as if we’re unable to walk and chew gum at the same time.

As I said, Cuomo is a dead man walking. Personally, I hope he keeps walking for a while, as the number of accusers continues to increase. Then he can go to prison over the nursing home deaths. That doesn’t sound vindictive, does it?