New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo getting ready to debate his Democratic primary opponent, Cynthia Nixon, and they’re already fighting over “sexist” room temperatures and I just can’t stop laughing. I was holding my head in my hands laughing out loud, trying not to spit the remainder of my coffee on my six-year-old keyboard when I saw the headline saying “Nixon and Cuomo Spar over ‘Sexist’ Room Temperature ahead of Debate.” I couldn’t tell if this is the real life, or is this just fantasy? Am I caught in a landslide with no escape from reality? Will Cuomo say temperature was never really that great, just like he said about America?

Is Cynthia Nixon’s campaign really worried about “sexist” room temperatures? The answer is yes. They are literally fighting over a room temperature and the former Sex and the City actress’ campaign strategist is literally calling working conditions “notoriously sexist when it comes to room temperature, so we just want to make sure we’re all on the same page here,” which was apparently from an email by strategist Rebecca Katz. This email was reportedly acquired by the New York Times.

Here we are folks, fighting about working conditions and calling room temperature sexist. What are they going to do next, bring in the clown car and some performing elephants? This is a circus act and these candidates are the main attraction. I cannot believe that two grown people are fighting over “sexist” room temperature. Here’s the solution. Set it at 70F and wear whatever clothes make you comfortable in that temperature. Cynthia wants it to be 76 degrees, but that’s darn near 80 if you’re a man wearing a suit or a woman in a sweater. That’s too hot for most people. If they’re debating on the beach, then 76 and higher sounds great. If they’re debating indoors, then it needs to be cooler so that people are comfortable and can wear a sweater or another article of clothing if they desire. There’s nothing sexist about temperature and we can’t accept this type of suggestion. We really should not allow someone to run for governor if their campaign is even remotely considering calling room temperature sexist. That’s just something we need to put our foot down on and press very hard against it.

National Review stated the following about this: “A campaign strategist for Nixon, former Sex and the City star, sent an email this week to WCBS-TV, the radio station that will host the debate, asking that the room temperature be set to 76 degrees, rather than the significantly cooler temperature Cuomo famously prefers for his public appearances.

Working conditions are “notoriously sexist when it comes to room temperature, so we just want to make sure we’re all on the same page here,” strategist Rebecca Katz wrote, according to a copy of her email obtained by the New York Times.

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With under two weeks to go until the primary, Cuomo’s campaign claims the Nixon camp is simply trying to distract from the issues.

“The Nixon campaign thrives on paranoia and melodrama, and these silly accusations are more of the same. They can debate about debates, but the governor is focused on having a substantive, in-depth discussion about the issues facing New York,” a spokesman for Cuomo told the Times.

Asked on Monday how we was preparing for the debate, which will be Nixon’s first, Cuomo responded simply, “by governing.”

Are they going to govern the temperature and tax us for it?

Maybe they can meet in the middle on the room temperature. That’s what I would do because I’m easy come, easy go…A little high, little low. Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me, to me.


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