To recap. Cuomo: not Jewish. Cuomo’s joke: very Jew-related. This is what you might call “stupid” on his part.


Cuomo’s spokesperson told the New York Post that Cuomo was “clearly poking fun at himself and one longtime friend who was in the audience,” which would be a good excuse if the aforementioned friend, Hank Sheinkopf, had not also spoken rather caustically to the paper. “There weren’t many people laughing, but I didn’t feel humiliated,” he said. You know something’s gone well when the best your buddy can say about it is “I didn’t feel humiliated”!

As a Jew with limited dancing abilities, I am more weirded out than offended by Cuomo’s gaffe. As a New Yorker who wants him to be thrown out of office, I am delighted.