Last night, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo excited a lot of comment when he was spotted wearing a blanket, with a drink in his hand, and talking on the phone. This was after a NY Magazine ran a story that it was now 30 women who had accused him of bullying or harassing them and after Senate Majority Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called on him to resign, as RedState reported Friday afternoon.
The picture, caught by Reuters, was something else and really captured how embattled he is at the moment, with the calls to resign and the move by the New York State Assembly to start an impeachment investigation.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo walks on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion following allegations that he had sexually harassed young women, in Albany. Photo by Angus Mordant pic.twitter.com/8KuRbXyuNL
— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) March 12, 2021
As we reported, Janice Dean, of course, had a terrific response to the picture.
But others also came up with some takes on what Cuomo’s picture made them think of.
Republican NY Assemblyman Mike Lawler (who has called for Cuomo to resign) was feeling Peanuts’ Linus Van Pelt.
— Assemblyman Mike Lawler (@lawler4ny) March 12, 2021
Zack Fink of NY1 saw “The Sopranos” character Christopher Moltisanti, lost in the snow with Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri in the Pine Barrens episode.
— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) March 13, 2021
Mob boss Vinnie “The Chin” Gigante in his bathrobe pretending to be crazy.
Cuomo tries the Vincent Gigante “Bathrobe Defense” pic.twitter.com/yNdFpybZoA
— JimJordansSinglet (@JimSinglet) March 13, 2021
Some saw Steve Martin in “The Jerk.”
This just in: Video of Andrew Cuomo leaving Albany Governor’s Mansion. https://t.co/eulooMsHuO
— Gregg Levine (@GreggJLevine) March 13, 2021
waHEE waHEE WAAAAH
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 13, 2021
Sorry Cuomo. No blanket immunity no matter how hard you try to cover up. That’s shawl, folks.
— Janieb (@JanieBGroovy) March 13, 2021
This one comes from comedian JL Chauvin, with a pretty good Cuomo voice, as well.
The Spring's hottest fashion accessory is here: THE CUOMO BLANKET. Modeled by Governor Cuomo pic.twitter.com/3GeWSMJBTf
— J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) March 13, 2021
“As you can see,” Chauvin/Cuomo explained, “it provides for plenty of ventilation as well as keeping your cold heart warm on those cool nights when you are planning a vicious revenge against the suddenly emboldened progressives who want to take you out.”
He was also seen apparently trying to communicate with the dog, who didn’t even look like he wanted to have anything to do with him.
“Yeah yeah yeah, Chuck. I’m here with the dog now. He admits he did it. Not me.” https://t.co/NMDlth77p9
— Kirsten Fleming (@KirFlem) March 13, 2021
"Do you know how to whip votes in the state senate?" https://t.co/EGVcFbcxgj
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) March 13, 2021
“Hey CNN. Can you get me a puff interview with my brother? I need some positive coverage.”
— Cate Long (@cate_long) March 12, 2021
Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing and has refused to resign. But at this point, he doesn’t look like he has any support left among his fellow politicians — although there are some rabid conspiracy truthers on social media who are convinced this is just some Trump plot to take him out, so there couldn’t be a case filed in New York against President Donald Trump.
Don’t worry, if it doesn’t make sense; it’s not supposed to, it’s another crazy Blue Anon conspiracy but it’s all over social media by folks on the left. But beyond the crazies, he’s definitely in deep political trouble. Karma has finally come home to roost for this slimy character.