Skip to comments.Paladino Calls Senator Gillibrand ‘Schumer’s Little Girl’
Posted on 10/29/2010 7:12:14 PM PDT by neverdem
There he goes again.
Carl P. Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor, promised he would be politically incorrect.
He wasnt kidding. On Thursday, during a rally in Hicksville, N.Y., he called the states junior United States senator, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Schumers little girl.
It was an apparent reference to Ms. Gillibrands close relationship with Senator Charles E. Schumer, but Mr. Paladinos dismissive description of the only woman to hold statewide elected office in New York jolted the political world. His comments were reported on the Web site of Newsday and by NY1.
Mr. Paladino, a businessman from Buffalo, has previously landed in hot water for calling gay-pride parades disgusting and for forwarding racist emails to his friends.
His comments came as Mr. Paladino was campaigning for Ms. Gillibrands Republican opponent, Joseph DioGuardi. Its time to get some real representation in the New York delegation, Mr. Paladino said on Thursday, and you know Joes going to do that.
A spokesman for Ms. Gillibrand declined to comment. MICHAEL BARBARO
Aiming at Virginia Guns
The last time Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg inserted himself into Virginia politics, he got branded a mobster. That hasnt stopped him from getting involved again.
A year after Mr. Bloomberg, an independent, got into a spat over gun control with Bob McDonnell in Mr. McDonnells bid to become governor, Mr. Bloombergs nonprofit group, Americans United for Safe Streets, has produced an advertisement attacking another Virginia Republican. This time, the object of ire is Keith S. Fimian, who is challenging Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat, in Northern Virginia, in a close race.
The ad is part of a push to press candidates or elected officials who have voiced opposition to or reluctance over closing a loophole allowing some vendors at gun shows to sell firearms without conducting instant background...
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I knew (and agree) about the former, but I hadn't heard about any racist emails. Does anyone know about or have a link about the latter?
What’s the problemo? Should he have said “schmuck’s lil’ girl”????
Hillery Clinton was elected, right? National senator is a statewide elected office?
FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.
Oh puleeeeeez, not the gender card again.
There goes Paladino again, being a little loose with the truth. Gillibrand is anything but little.
I can remember the ceremony after Gov. Paterson picked Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton, Schumer said on stage w/Gillibrand, that Gillibrand would change her position on guns when she became U.S. senator.
She was AGAINST gun control as congresswoman, and I naively thought she was sincere, and was even going to call her office, and tell her not to let Schumer pressure her.
Schumer declared her views would evolve on gun control.
YES, Kirsten Gillibrand is surely Charles Schumer’s little girl!
” ...dismissive description of the only woman to hold statewide elected office in New York ...”
WHEN was she elected ??
He should have used a term of admiration, like calling her one of Joy Behar’s bitches.
“Pet” would have been more effective.
Sorry for the lack of decorum. He should have called her a whore, a bitch, a witch and then stormed off the set of his own television show.
“Transcript: Sen. Schumer on ‘FOX News Sunday’
Sunday , January 25, 2009
WALLACE: The new senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, gets a 100 percent rating from the National Rifle Association. She was the only Democrat in the New York delegation, congressional delegation, to vote against the $700 billion bailout. Is she really the best choice to be the senator from New York?
SCHUMER: Her ADA rating, I think, was in the high 90s, strongly pro- choice, strong on gay rights. There are some issues where she would disagree with the majority of New Yorkers. Certainly with me, gun control is one of those. As you know, I was the sponsor of the Brady law and the assault weapons ban.
But let me say this. As Kirsten begins to represent the whole state, and she’s already downstate listening, you learn that the you learn the damage that gun violence, for instance, causes in cities and that many of those guns come from out of state. So nothing the city or state can do on its own can stop that.”
Tell the NRA this is why the donations into their coffers have dropped off like one of the poor souls jumping out of the Twin Towers never to return. May God have mercy on their souls, the victims of 9/11, not the NRA.
From a former NRA Life Member.
Please contact me if youre interested in being added on or taken off the Carl Paladino for Governor ping list. This looks to be a fairly high volume ping list for a while, probably until the election.
I’ve had my doubts about Mr. Paladino for a while, but after hearing him on a teleconference townhall meeting today. I LOVE THIS MAN. He is us. He is straightforward, outspoken (which has gotten him in hot water) and a true conservative. I have never in my lifetime been excited about living in New York State. Often I have wondered why my family decided to move to New York State. . . Dutch settlers in the late 1600’s. . . owned lots of property.
Regarding the racist email. It seems early on in his campaign Paladino received an Obama cartoon or anti-Obama comments and forwarded them to his email list. (I believe that was the story out at the time. . . not 100% sure.) But, if it was really important and could have hurt his campaign, everyone would know exactly what was in the email. His emails, like Palin’s emails were hacked.
Paladino has given tons of money to a Christian soup kitchen (St. Luke’s in Buffalo) for over 10 years. He also employees over 400 people both black and white. The man is not racist.
The NRA also endorses incumbents, if both candidates have the same NRA rating, so the Dem incumbent, Scott Murphy, who won Gillibrand’s seat, got the NRA endorsement, even though his Republican opponent, Chris Gibson, also got an A rating.
People who don’t know that the NRA endorses INCUMBENTS will think that Chris Gibson, a decorated veteran, is not as strong on our 1st amendment rights.
Thankfully, though, Chris Gibson is 9 points ahead in the polls, and Bill Clinton is coming to the area to support Murphy. lol