[Ed. – The chill he’s feeling emanates from the icy hands of fate]
Soon after a photo emerged on social media, showing the embattled New York Democrat outside his home, wrapped in a blanket – and holding a bottle as he spoke on a cell phone — Twitter erupted with commentary and memes.
One Republican state lawmaker in New York – Assembly member Mike Lawler — compared Cuomo to Linus Van Pelt, the blanket-loving character from the classic “Peanuts” comic strip.
Another Twitter user likened Cuomo to “The Sopranos” character Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), as he shivered in the mob series’ famous “Pine Barrens” episode, lost in the snow with Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri (Tony Sirico).
Some saw a business opportunity.
Retail site RedBubble was offering “I (Heart) Governor Cuomo” blankets for $38.92.