by Joanna (JuJuBe)
Ok, so my first introduction to Carl Paladino was when I read about his wonderful idea of transforming New York prisons into
Not surprisingly, given the recent Republican party shenanigans, their new candidate for governor has been proven to be a racist. His email history was included messages he had forwarded of a blatantly bigoted nature. One showed a group of Black men in front of an approaching plane and read "Run ni%@a, run". Another portrayed Michelle and Barack Obama dressed as a pimp and a ho. Yet another showed an African tribal dance, and was labeled "Obama Inauguration Rehearsal".
As for the issues? Carl Paladino has stated that the "Ground Zero mosque" is a "symbol of conquest" and says he will use laws of eminent domain to prevent the Islamic Center from being built. He has stated that global warming is a "farce". He has vowed to completely shut down the state government if the budget is late.
Now, luckily, NY tends to be a heavily Democratic state, so Paladino has virtually no chance of actually becoming the governor. But how scary is it that people would actually cast a vote at all for a man like this??