Somewhere in Babylon
- Jan 12, 2010
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- Political Leaning
(CNN) -- A confrontation Wednesday night between New York gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino and a reporter threatened to turn physical.
The dustup was captured in an exclusive cellphone video by CNN affiliate YNN Albany. It began with New York Post statehouse columnist Fred Dicker pressing Paladino to back up an explosive allegation he made to the Politico website Wednesday that his opponent, Andrew Cuomo, had taken "paramours" during his marriage to Kerry Kennedy.
"Do you have any evidence of the charge you made?"
"You'll get it at the appropriate time. You're not entitled to it," retorted Paladino, who then derided Dicker as Cuomo's "stalking horse" and "bird dog."
The confrontation escalated from there.
"You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy," an apparent reference to the Post's coverage of a daughter Paladino had out of wedlock.
Dicker shot back: "You gonna take me out?"
"How you gonna do that?"
"Watch," Paladino ended with, before walking off.
The Post declined to comment on the altercation. The Paladino camp did not immediately return a request for comment. Nor did the Cuomo camp.
NY governor candidate to reporter: 'I'll take you out' - CNN.com
ROFL! Not the best choice of words.
Remember though, this is the same guy who said he would use emminent Domain laws to stop the Islamic Cultural Centre near Ground Zero.
But that's besides the point.
I don't support idiotic reporters of tabloids like the New York Post going after candidates family members. This idiot reporter could probably use a good kick up the ass.
This candidate just probably shot up his chances with this heated exchange, which I think we can all agree. Could have gone alot better.
Certainly doesn't help he's making claims about his opponent that he can't back up.
All in all, he's a loser. Probably will end up losing.