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groping — an act of fondling someone for sexual pleasure 性的喜びのために身体を無理やり触る行為 cf. groper 痴漢
grope —-手探りする,（心の中）で探る, 暗中模索
＊司法長官 New York State Attorney General (Letitia James)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a farewell address on August 23, 2021 after resigning from office. Read the transcript of the speech here.
Of course, everyone has a right to come forward and we applaud their bravery and courage in doing so. But allegations must still be scrutinized and verified whether made by a woman or a man, that is our basic justice system. I understand that there are moments of intense political pressure and media frenzy that cause a rush to judgment, but that is not right. It’s not fair or sustainable. Facts still matter.
A firecracker can start a stampede, but at one point, everyone looks around and says, “Why are we running?” The truth is ultimately always revealed. The attorney general’s report was designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic and it worked. There was a political and media stampede, but the truth will out in time. Of that, I am confident. Now, there are moments in life that test our character, that ask us are we the person we believe we are, or are we the person we try to be at our best? You know me, I am a fighter and my instinct is to fight this, because it is unfair and unjust in my mind. But, you also know that I love New York and I serve you. That is the oath that I took. And in this moment, I believe the right thing is that my service come first.
scrutinize 綿密に検査する stampede v. 殺到する, 衝動的に行動する n. 衝動的な大衆行動, パニック状態 defund the police 警察の予算を削減する defund 出資を取り消す
And finally, thank you. Thank you for the honor of serving as governor of New York. Thank you for allowing me to represent you. Thank you for empowering me to fight for you. Thank you for trusting me through COVID. Thank you for making New York State, the progressive Capitol of the nation. Thank you for vindicating E.B. White’s words, often quoted by my father, God, rest his soul. When he said, “New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village, the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up.”
Thank you for the honor of serving you and never forget, always stay New York tough, smart, united, disciplined and loving. It’s the essence of what makes New Yorkers so special. God bless you.
☆“New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village – the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up”
― E.B. White AのBに対する関係はCのDに対する関係と同じである
E.B. White の詩について
Governor Cuomo is appealing to older educated New Yorkers by quoting the poet E.B. White who was famous for praising and celebrating New York.
At White’s memorial service, William Shawn, the New Yorker Magazine editor in chief celebrated White’s achievement: “His literary style was as pure as any in our language. It was singular, colloquial, clear, unforced, thoroughly American and utterly beautiful.”
The words “the way is up” is talking about the city skyline and at the time of E.B. White’s writings, modernist architecture and the modern miracle of NYC with its subways, tunnels, expansive bridges and enormous wealth and prosperity meant “the way is up.” People can elevate themselves in New York in financial, social and physical terms. The former Governor is connecting with an idealized aspirational view of New York that appeals to everyone in America.
新知事 Kathy Hochul is the 57th and first female Governor of New York State.
Governor Kathy Hochul began her career in public service on her local Town Board before serving as Erie County Clerk, and then as a member of Congress for New York’s 26th Congressional District. She more recently served in statewide office as Lieutenant Governor and now as the first female Governor of the State of New York.
I think it’s a kind of a me too witch hunt.
pretty much the same BS BS —でたらめ、大嘘 （bullshitを省略したスラング）
WHY DICTIONARY.COM CHOSE ALLYSHIP
The year 2021 has been defined by the many ongoing impacts of the pandemic and the polarization of 2020—and the various ways we continue to grapple with them. The vastness of such a year could never be fully summarized with a single word. But there is one word that’s intertwined with so many of the things we’ve experienced in 2021: allyship, our 2021 Word of the Year.
Allyship acts as a powerful prism through which to view the defining events and experiences of the past year—and, crucially, how the public processed them. And while we must acknowledge that efforts at allyship are all too often insufficient and imperfect, the word nonetheless stands out for its role in the path out of the continued crises of 2020 toward a better 2022.