Paladino Curses Holder Over 9/11 Trials

Via the National Journal: Captured on video in March (about 1:50 in):

Questioner: "If you were the chief executive of New York, what would your response be to the attorney general of the United States deciding to hold terrorist trials in New York?"

Paladino: "F*** him. F*** him."

His audience laughed.

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    Whatever. In 3 weeks, this guy can go back to (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by steviez314 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:08:58 AM EST
    spending time with his 2 families.

    Well, about 40% (2.00 / 1) (#4)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:23:53 AM EST
    will vote for him according to the polls.

    NY deserves what it will get.

    After all, insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.

    Hey, there's still 3 weeks to go..he can easily (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by steviez314 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:31:17 AM EST
    get himself down to 30% by then.

    And who is (2.00 / 1) (#9)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 12:08:27 PM EST
    responsible for running off "sane" candidates
    over the past years?

    We haven't arrived in our present condition in just this election cycle.


    The current cycle began with the (none / 0) (#11)
    by observed on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 06:39:12 AM EST
    nomination of Reagan---or, if you don't like that, definitely with his reelection in 1984 as a clearly senile old coot.

    His nomination demonstrates (none / 0) (#12)
    by Harry Saxon on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 08:18:05 AM EST
    the Republicans in New York going crazy, which is about the only thing that the Democrats and "far Lefties" can't be held accountable for in this election.

    Almost there ... (none / 0) (#13)
    by Yman on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 09:39:14 AM EST
    Yep yep... (none / 0) (#7)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:39:00 AM EST
    and Cuomo is the candidate for that brand of insanity...beats Carl's brand though!  It may be stupidity to expect different from an entrenched party member, but it isn't black-hearted ugly and stupid like Crazy Carl's train.

    Kristin Davis is the only sane choice, or any of the other also-rans:)


    Well (none / 0) (#10)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 06:18:56 PM EST
    do you think that the people of New York should vote for this idiot? What a freaking embarrassment. The GOP was in full apologia mode for this guy this morning making it sound like all Christians are this whacked out.

    "His audience laughed." (none / 0) (#1)
    by Capt Howdy on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:04:37 AM EST
    there you go.

    Insane (none / 0) (#3)
    by squeaky on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:09:57 AM EST
    Who does he think is going to vote for him?

    Lunatics, A-Holes, Sh*theads, Haters... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:34:12 AM EST
    Repub party-liners...aka 30-40% of NY State.  At least Cuomo has the humanely insane vote locked up, 58-68% of NY State.

    Pity too because I'd love to vote for a relatively sane monkeywrench who isn't a total fraud with a half-prayer of winning...alas Kristin Davis it is, but good for only 2% or so:)

    The only legit successful private business person in the race, fwiw.  Carl is on the dole bigger than big time...Kristen, otoh, ran a sucessful private business with government hinderance instead of assistance.


    Mr Cuomo has a sense of humor (none / 0) (#14)
    by Harry Saxon on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 10:44:10 AM EST
    which will be tested severely if he does win in November:

    From esquire(dot)com:

    Andrew Cuomo:

    My father would answer the phone with that Queens tough-guy voice: Yup, yup. So I would answer the phone "Yup." And Breslin would be on the other end, and I would say "Yup" and he would just start [does Breslin growl]: "That SOB Lindsay, motherf*cker, this effin' bastard," and he would go on and on, and like four minutes later I would say, "Oh, Mr. Breslin, you must want my father...."

    "You little f*cker!" he'd say. Click.

    Click Me


    Good stuff Harry... (none / 0) (#15)
    by kdog on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 11:30:48 AM EST
    and man do I miss Jimmy Breslin!  A true treasure.

    I read his novel (none / 0) (#16)
    by Harry Saxon on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 03:13:40 PM EST
    "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" when I was a teenager, it's a very funny novel and is the equal to the best of his reportage or other non-fiction IMHO.

    not enough to elect him thank god (none / 0) (#8)
    by Capt Howdy on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 11:39:28 AM EST
    but he is doing damage with every appearance by legitimizing the whacked out right wing hate he is spewing.  and he is doing it coincidentally at exactly the time when NYC is dealing with some of the most ugly hate related crimes against gays in years.