Carl Paladino:I’m not a racist because I say I’m not a racist
[Update: Carl Paladino Wins G.O.P. for Governor in New York]
Carl Paladino is running in the Republican primary for governor of New York. He is currently tied in polls with the other contender, Rick Lazio. Paladino has sent emails, shown in the video, that contain hard core pornography, racist references to the president, and other topics that are totally offensive, yet he attempts to defend his actions. Some people just shouldn’t be given a computer. This guy is a misogynist, a racist, and an overall obscene jerk.
Normally a New York primary would be of little importance to the rest of the nation. However, Paladino stretches the limits of public decency. One of his platforms is to open welfare dorms in prisons and to teach welfare recipients hygiene.
According to CBS News:
Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino reportedly sent e-mails to numerous associates that included images of bestiality and derogatory characterizations of President Obama, including one offering a video clip of African tribesmen dancing that characterized the video as “Obama Inauguration Rehearsal.”
The e-mails were obtained by WNYMedia.net, and have been posted here. The site’s managing director, Marc Odien, told the Buffalo Newsthat he had verified that Palidino [sic] had sent many of the “racist and sexist” messages with multiple sources.
In a statement to TPM Muckraker,Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo said the candidate had sent “off-color” and “politically incorrect” e-mails in the past.
”Carl Paladino has forwarded close friends hundreds of email messages he received,” he said. “Many of these emails he received were off color, some were politically incorrect, few represented his own opinion, and almost none of them were worth remembering.”
One interview shows Paladino being interviewed on the way to his car. He tries that old feeble trick of deflection. He tries to deflect to the Democrats and what they are doing. Lame.