Just in case this hasn’t already gone three times around the world and settled on everyone’s computer screen, Governor Andrew Cuomo of the State of New York is under attack for “sexual harassment.” The last time I looked, five women had come forward to make such claims, and I have no doubt that, as such things usually go, that number will continue to grow. Also, just in case another posting from me doesn’t cause you Charioteers to skip over this, I’ll throw in a couple of comments:
The veracity of all such claims is questionable. Ideas can be implanted, either by others or by oneself. I once had occasion to witness this at first hand in a case involving a young female and had some rather harsh words with the “analyst” involved, with the result that, knowing he was “rumbled,” he immediately discontinued this approach. Some women have been known to fabricate such stories deliberately, perhaps in hope of gaining fame and/or fortune from their publication.
The claims made by these females are weak, involving as they do things that the Governor allegedly said to them and that they interpreted as they wished. It’s not as though he grabbed them, wrestled them to the ground and did whatever to them, is it? (That would, however, provide great entertainment to others at a Gubernatorial cocktail party.) To my thinking, it’s unfair to accuse him of anything beyond an occasion lapse of good taste.
What, if anything, does any of this have with Mr. Cuomo’s ability to govern one of our most important States? I myself would be inclined to give more attention to the apparent fiddling with care home occupant numbers.
Why on earth should he have to resign? These days, that seems all too often the answer to everything, even when it bears no direct link to the case at hand. Can we not insist that those making such demands also be forced to resign from whatever it is they do (especially from making trouble)?
Let him stay in office, say I. If he hasn’t learned anything from this experience and determined to mend his ways, then he’s even more stupid than some may think and deserves to be voted out at the next Election.
Women can be troublesome, sometimes even only by their potential for causing trouble.. I can’t help thinking of the Rev. Billy Graham, the famed evangelist, who was known to routinely refuse to ride in an elevator with only one woman therein present. A smart and cautious man! Fortunately, there are still a few good women around. Give me a strong-minded and self-confident female every time!
Thinking of women, this is apparently “Women’s History Month.” Also, everywhere one turns these days, there’s some sort of “Black” this and “Black” that. All that strikes me as grossly unfair to much of the rest of the human race. What, I wonder, would happen if I tried to establish a “White Men’s” occasion?
OK, time now for me to go find some women to harass. What’s the worst they can do? I’m long retired, never even aspired to hold any public office and don’t have the kind of wealth that would make me an attractive lawsuit target.