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Paladino Promises a Relentless Attack Against Cuomo
New York Times ^ | DAVID HALBFINGER AND ELIZABETH A. HARRIS

Posted on 09/15/2010 12:32:28 PM PDT by reaganaut1

BUFFALO — Fresh from having romped to a lopsided victory in the Republican primary for governor, Carl P. Paladino vowed Wednesday to attack Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo “like General Patton,” saying he would exploit Mr. Cuomo’s “immaturity” and his “ego.”

“We’re going to charge, charge, charge,” Mr. Paladino said in a wide-ranging 40-minute interview with The New York Times on Wednesday morning. “General Patton, when they told him to get up there to the bulge and bring his Third Army and help those soldiers up there — it didn’t matter who was in his way. He charged, charged, charged.” Sitting in the corner office of his real estate company in downtown Buffalo, with his late son Patrick’s gray pit bull, Duke, at his feet, Mr. Paladino said he would assail Mr. Cuomo’s record as federal housing secretary. And he would seek to blame Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, for the broader dysfunction of state government.

“This guy Sheldon Silver, who he calls one of his best friends, was first to endorse him,” Mr. Paladino said referring to Mr. Cuomo. “I hold him as very much a part of this last government.”

Later, Mr. Paladino referred to Mr. Silver, the powerful Assembly speaker, as a “dictator.”

And, echoing a widespread conservative argument, he asserted that Mr. Cuomo had “lit the fuse” on the nation’s housing crisis by pushing to lower lending standards at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two quasi-public mortgage giants.

Asked what he saw as Mr. Cuomo’s vulnerabilities, Mr. Paladino replied: “His immaturity. His ego. I think insular is a very good word for him.”

(Excerpt) Read more at cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; cuomo; cuomopaladino; paladino
Good luck, Paladino.

New Yorkers like egotistical pols like Spitzer and Bloomberg, so I wonder how well the "ego" charge will work. I'm glad Paladino will talk about Cuomo's record at HUD.

1 posted on 09/15/2010 12:32:30 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

This will definetely be one to watch, if anything for the fireworks. He has passion and thats going to win over alot of folks.


2 posted on 09/15/2010 12:34:31 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: reaganaut1

This guy is the best. He will take no prisoners.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 12:34:35 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: reaganaut1

Pattondino


4 posted on 09/15/2010 12:35:28 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: reaganaut1

“I’m Mad Too, Carl!”


5 posted on 09/15/2010 12:37:10 PM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: reaganaut1

I hope Mr. Paladino has lots of oppo research on Cuomo, cause lil’ Andy is going to be crawling right up his sphincter looking for you-know-what.


6 posted on 09/15/2010 12:41:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: reaganaut1
Fresh from having romped to a lopsided victory in the Republican primary for governor, Carl P. Paladino vowed Wednesday to attack Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo “like General Patton,” saying he would exploit Mr. Cuomo’s “immaturity” and his “ego.”

Mr. Cuomo has something in common with President Obama, “immaturity” and “ego.” Cuomo is like a ship without a rudder, he just checks the wind and goes with the flow. He stands for nothing, IMO.

7 posted on 09/15/2010 12:43:22 PM PDT by olezip
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To: reaganaut1

Just watched Paladino wipe the floor with that Hit-And-Run DUI driver, Rick Sanchez on CNN.....

Damn!!! Wish I’d’ve been able to vote for him! Paladino is like fresh air.


8 posted on 09/15/2010 12:46:23 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: bunkerhill7

Palidin...Have balls will travel.


9 posted on 09/15/2010 12:46:39 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: reaganaut1; The Mayor

God, I love this man.


10 posted on 09/15/2010 12:51:08 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: olezip

Cuomo was as arrogant as Spitzer,but learned to tone down his act.He’s still a mutt!


11 posted on 09/15/2010 12:53:00 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: reaganaut1

This looks like it is going to get good and this state doesn’t need another Cuomo. This state is such a mess, but doesn’t everything go to hell with Demonrat party control. It would be a good issue to remind people how Demonrat controlled cities, states and, now, national government are run into the ground straight to hell. Show me where a Republican controlled area is a hellhole compared to Detroit, Memphis, Philadelphia, LA, San Fran and Kalifornia’s downfall along with NY.


12 posted on 09/15/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: reaganaut1

You go Paladino. Take your bat and “bash” as many heads as you can.

God Bless you!


13 posted on 09/15/2010 12:56:05 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a 2nd chance. Through your Son Jesus Christ, Amen.)
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To: reaganaut1

Good.

I hope he starts with how badly Cuomo screwed things up as HUD secretary under Klintoon, and some of the low income housing initiatives. He can start with this HUD/Cuomo 1999 press release:

“WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced a policy to require the nation’s two largest housing finance companies to buy $2.4 trillion in mortgages over the next 10 years to provide affordable housing for about 28.1 million low- and moderate-income families. “

http://archives.hud.gov/news/1999/pr99-131.html

Cuomo is a huge player in the housing market meltdown, and in the policies that created the mess at Fannie and Freddie.


14 posted on 09/15/2010 12:59:16 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: reaganaut1

hopefully this guy can get some sort of traction
even if he is destined to lose hopefully he generates enough buzz to help some down ticket races


15 posted on 09/15/2010 1:08:37 PM PDT by DM1
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To: Beagle8U
I hope he kicks Andrew so hard that Marios nutz ache.
16 posted on 09/15/2010 1:10:41 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: reaganaut1

I’ll tell you one thing, love him or hate him Paladino gets things done. For years there were toll gates on the I-90 leading to downtown Buffalo. Politicians would huff and puff for years about having the thruway authority remove the tolls. Finally Carl got involved and threatened to sue the authority and voila! the next thing you know the tolls were removed and guess what? Every politician within 50 miles was there to take credit when the bulldozers showed up to knock down the toll booths. Carl just smiled as everyone knew who it was that got it done.


17 posted on 09/15/2010 1:44:19 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: reaganaut1

“General Patton”

Okay. I like the sound of Paladino already.


18 posted on 09/15/2010 1:46:19 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: PA-RIVER

What was the reason Cuomo back away from running in disgrace a few years ago? I remember there was something and it wasn’t HUS, few even heard about that. Something he did to piss off the blacks I think and everyone said his career was over. He went into exile for a couple of years to let things cool off and came back (as all dirty Dems seem to) forgiven and a new chaste man.


19 posted on 09/15/2010 1:47:06 PM PDT by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
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To: reaganaut1

Nice thing about “attacking” leftists...all you have to do is tell the truth about them.


20 posted on 09/15/2010 1:51:08 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: reaganaut1

I don’t even live in NY and yet I will send this guy money. I WANT GO FOR THE JUGULAR AND WILL PAY FOR IT!


21 posted on 09/15/2010 2:13:29 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: reaganaut1
And, echoing a widespread conservative argument, he asserted that Mr. Cuomo had “lit the fuse” on the nation’s housing crisis by pushing to lower lending standards at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two quasi-public mortgage giants.

And he was helped along by Chris Dodd in the Senate, and Barney Frank in the house, pushing the legislation requiring banks to make those loans, and making it easy for the financial houses to take on the loans without risk.

22 posted on 09/16/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: reaganaut1

Paladino can start with Cuomo’s tenure at HUDD and oversight of the subprime mortgage program:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivmL-lXNy64


23 posted on 09/17/2010 2:57:05 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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