(note: NYTimes requires a free account to read the article, so I've copypasta'd it here for those who don't want to bother)( Full text of article )
The commentary I've seen on the article have been surprisingly non-rage-inducing -- though a few of them are pretty bad.
Seriously, brainwashing? Homosexuality is not okay? FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE.ETA
: It gets better, trust me! Paladino would totally hire gays, guys! He can't hate them, cuz he'd hire them!
(if that link doesn't work, I copied the text to my JF here
And Paladino has no regrets
cuz what he believes is what he believes and it's totes not wrong! (if that link doesn't work, I copied the text to my JF here
: Paladino apologizes
in perhaps typical political fashion: "I'm sorry you were upset by my
poorly-chosen words." (if that link doesn't work, I copied the text to my JF here
: In a twist of fail that may
even exceed Paladino's, the Jewish Orthodox church he had support from has withdrawn support of Paladino
because they don't approve of his apology.
Also, it's been found that anti-abortion Paladino has leased an abortion clinic to Planned Parenthood
. And apparently has owned a gay bar in the past. Does this man know anything
about how to play politics?ETA 4
: Paladino considers his children to be off-limits for political games, but not his opponent's children! He lambastes Cuomo for marching with his daughters in a Gay Pride Parade
: (hat-tip to queencallipygos
for suggesting this ETA
) So Paladino is quite the email-troll.
Zach Nikonovich-Kahn, a former political intern in NYC, angrily confronted Paladino in an email, and in a series of subsequent emails, Paladino basically trolled him by telling him to learn to read, to stop believing whatever he reads, to stop reading crap, and to take his "meeds" (Personally? I don't think what Zach did was very wise or professional, but Paladino's responses really do have to be seen to be believed, it is amazing how immature he is about it!)