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Paladino Uses Voice of Nixon To Torpedo New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox

May 5, 2010

We’ve had our differences with Mr. Paladino in the past, but this was very well received by us here at Atlas.

Let’s just say the Cox machine establishment wasn’t pleased:

“To be honest, I haven’t even opened the video they forwarded, in case it contains any more racist or pornographic material, given the source. From what I read, however, Michael Caputo and Carl Paladino are obviously very angry people. They need to find some other outlet, and if they think the behavior they’re exhibiting is at all impressive or will convince voters Carl possesses the sort of level-headed decision making capabilities New Yorkers are looking for, they’re dead wrong.” – State GOP spokesman Alex Carey.

For more on this story, see Celeste Katz’s story on Daily Politics. This also follows a letter exchange between the two men.

  1. HG-WT, Wire Paladin permalink
    May 5, 2010 11:27 pm

    Not very long ago I said that, “Carl Paladino has proven that he is ‘…. a knight without armor in a savage land…’ Unfortunately, he might have also betrayed himself …by being a knight without honor.”

    I’ve since spoken to Carl Paladino and looked him in the eye as he dissembled about his e-mail problems. He was mealy-mouth when I asked him about his remark, “A Keeper,” which accompanied a particularly graphic bit of e-porn, that he claimed to have merely forwarded to “my friends in the construction business….like guys in that business always do.” Lastly, I asked him if this would be the “last train wreck” of his campaign; and in spite of his protestations that there would be nothing more like it later during his campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor, I replied that I was not reassured that there wouldn’t be more “train wrecks” between now and the primary, and then during the general election campaign against Andrew Cuomo.

    I also had a chance to confront both Paladino and his right hand guy Michael Caputo about the influence of Roger Stone; and the likelihood that Stone would at some point become a “train wreck” on his own that would have an effect on the Paladino campaign.

    Throughout my interview (a limited semi-private gathering for certain NYC insiders), Paladino showed grit and determination, and stayed on message. The same has been his pattern since the blow-up over the e-mails and the earlier disclosure of his child with a former employee.

    No candidate is perfect, some are significantly less perfect than the rest. Paladino is definitely in the latter category.

    Nonetheless, our first great Republican leader, Abraham Lincoln once selected a man, who’d recently shown his fighting and leadership ability, to lead one of the armies of the Union forces in the Civil War. That man earlier in his career had been forced out of the Army because of his drinking and dissolute life, and the establishment at the War Department objected, “But, Mr President, he’s a drunk” Lincoln stuck to his decision, and is reported to have answered, “Then find out what he’s been drinking and send a case of it to all my other generals.” U.S. Grant led in several of the great campaigns of the Civil War, took Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, and after some years went on to become President, himself.

    Paladino rates a longer look. He may be the man of the hour. He may be the only shot we’ve got to win in November.

    He’s a high risk possibility who might well knock himself out, but who’ll throw real blockbusters at all of his opponents, Republican and Democrat.

  2. You Were Right, Atlas permalink
    May 12, 2010 12:05 am

    You guys were right about the Left-wingers using Paladino to go after the Tea Party movement:

  3. You Were Right, Atlas permalink
    May 12, 2010 12:13 am

    More evidence of the media’s Carl Paladino smackdown due to his stupidity with those emails:

  4. Carl "Palomino" Paladino For NYS Governor permalink
    May 12, 2010 12:17 am

    Perhaps the funniest video I’ve ever seen in all the governors races in this state’s history:

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