Today is the Ides of March
“History will not treat you kindly. I know. I intended to write that history.”
— Winston Churchill to an adversary.
When the Left turns on someone, it drives the knife deep and twists! Somehow, Andrew Cuomo survived 10 years as governor of a media-saturated state. Now the man can’t cut the ribbon on a Covid nursing home without getting the Bronx cheer. Never mind Julius Caesar! Gov. McFeely is bleeding political capital like Agatha Christie’s victim on the Orient Express. Take a number.
Babylon Bee “reports” that Cuomo is asking all his sexual assault victims to congregate in one of his Covid nursing homes. The guy had the chutzpah to write a “How I did It” book during the middle of the pandemic. That degree of narcissism would embarrass Trump.
Blaska should waste his small packet of empathy on worthier candidates but he still feels for the guy. Cuomo says wait for the investigation but since when do Democrats wait for the facts? Not with Brett Kavanaugh, that’s for certain. To which the Wall Street Journal advises:
Can we stop equating Cuomo with Kavanaugh? Cuomo has been accused by multiple women who worked for him … including in the last year. The accusation against Justice Kavanaugh concerned behavior in high school and had no corroborating evidence. Nada. His record toward women in the workplace is by all accounts exemplary.
In any event, how does any investigation prove anything aside from he said, she said? Any more than the Palace’s investigation into Meghan’s bundled panties. (We hear the Queen is preparing new quarters for the Sussexes in a certain historic Tower in East London.)
And the horse you rode in on
It is an adage of politics that friends come and go; enemies accumulate. One gets the impression that a growing list of enemies has been sharpening their knives for years waiting for the New York Times to aggregate them in “The imperious rise and accelerating fall of Andrew Cuomo.” It is the most excoriating litany of damnations we recall reading of any political figure.
• “The problem with Cuomo is no one has ever liked him. He’s not a nice person and he doesn’t have any real friends.”
• “I have not met a person yet in New York politics who has a good relationship with Andrew Cuomo. I’m not saying ‘close relationship.” I’m saying ‘good relationship.’”
• “Bullying, yelling, putting people down. He was like: the path was muddy so he took your coat so he wouldn’t get his boots dirty.”
Those are all, BTW, Democrats! Pieces are now being written about “we should have seen it coming.” The New York-based media was too busy hating on Trump to expose the bully in their own backyard. Trump’s stewardship of the coronavirus is looking Churchillian compared to Cuomo. As for nookie, at least Trump paid for his.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: This episode reinforces the Werkes law of Politics #21: It is better to be liked than to be good. Obama was wrong about Hillary — she was not likable enough. The Wisconsin pol in our memory who was similarly unliked, on a personal basis, was Jim Doyle. Hard guy to warm up to, we’re told. Second place: Scott Walker. Admired but not loved.