#metoo Has Utterly Jumped the Shark

Gayle Leslie
2 min readMar 8, 2021

This just don’t pass the smell test.

If so-called “progressives” continue to pile on Cuomo with these implausible and dubious — at best — claims, I think they may be surprised at how the rest of us respond when the time comes.

Seriously, without hard evidence of anything more than musings about what sounds like totally banal and madly inflated events — and Covid deaths that were counted in the wrong column but were counted — this sounds like a Trump funded play carried out by self righteous young women with very vivid imaginations and personal ambitions.

The observable fact about those young white folks calling themselves progressive is that they are extremely self satisfied in that way that informs them, that because they are so pure of mind and have such pristine intentions, anything they do to get what they want is an acceptable tactic. Anybody you get in bed with is fine as long as you get what you want, because what you want is so superior and above reproach. And surely we will all see you for the arbiter of all that is good in the world, or at least in the state of New York.

Very GOP of them. Only Trump’s GOP is not that sanctimonious — they don’t spin a complicated narrative of their own virtuosity, they just do the dirty and dare anyone to stop them — they just don’t care: if they can promise you the moon to run this nasty play and you buy that… Well, they can’t believe their fuckin’ luck that young white self-styled progressive activists are such suckers; so sure of their own virtue that they’ll do it and, like Joan of Arc, strap themselves to pyre of martyrdom.

Well, these gals are not Joan of Arc and this is ridiculous. And if you function that way your momma didn’t raise you right.

All we know that we know for sure right now is that Andrew Cuomo is gruff and emotional. And unless someone has something far more concrete and threatening to submit as evidence, a whole lot of us will make a point of showing up to vote in the Democratic primary just because you all are just pissing us off with this nonsense.

Gayle Leslie

Author of “Dwelling in the Vast Divine.1 & .2" Political consultant, policy wonk. https://www.amazon.com/Dwelling-Vast-Divine-1-Serialized-Memoir/dp/1495477746