Here And Now
Carl Paladino has changed his tune on Andrew Cuomo’s alleged cheating.
“I’m sick and tired of people asking me about if I’ve had affairs. I was talking to (POLITICO) and said ‘why don’t you ask Andrew Cuomo if he has had extramartial affairs. It’s not that I was accusing him,” Paladino said.
The Washington Post picks up on the intensely personal nature of the NY governor’s race.
Paladino’s allegations against Cuomo drew criticism from his newfound ally, state Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, who called them “not something I would do.”
“The last thing this state needs is an out-of-control governor who can’t take the heat,” says the Times.
The Sagamore Smackdown video has been viewed more than 20,000 times, but the cute bear version is perhaps more suitable for children.
Also in the above link (at the very end), a shocking new revelation about Paladino: He’s a nail biter.
This is all starting to look a lot like reality TV, says Tom Precious.
Newsday would like to get back to the days of “reasoned disagreement.”
In case you just can’t get enough of the Dicker vs. Paladino exchange, here’s a transcript.
“How is he expected to take a baseball bat to Albany when he can’t even handle questions from a single reporter?” said Sen. Craig Johnson.
“He’s going to have to come out and answer to why he conducted himself like that yesterday. He is our candidate, but you can’t do that, you can’t make statements like that,” said Broome County GOP Chairwoman Debbie Preston.
The DN says Paladino has descended from rage into “pure madness.”
A new, post-Rick Lazio departure Marist poll finds Cuomo leading Paladino by 15 percentage points.
Paladino is getting some traction with his allegation that Cuomo took a “payoff” from his campaign finance chairman, developer Andrew Farkas.
There’s still a warrant out for the arrest of Paladino ally/Tea Party running mate Rus Thompson, albeit under a different name.
Neither Paladino nor his running mate, Greg Edwards, have agreed to allow the state Commission on Public Integrity to post details of their personal finances and potential conflicts of interest online.
NYC Councilman Charles Barron dislikes both Paladino and Cuomo.
Mayor Bloomberg said President Obama is “not particularly interested in business.”
The Post endorsed six GOP House candidates in NY: Altschuler (NY-1), Grimm (NY-13), Gibson (NY-20), Doheny (NY-23), Reed (NY-29), Hayworth (NY-19). (Fixed).
Marist pollster Lee Miringoff tries to make sense of the recent pollapalooza.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and his opponent, Harry Wilson, are fighting over FOIL.
Wilson was a partner in a firm, Silver Point Capital, that invested millions in the nation’s toxic subprime mortgage market.
Eliot Spitzer, poised for the launch of his new CNN show, tells Parade magazine that losing is good.
Senate Democrats have fast-tracked the Zadroga bill after its passage this week in the House.
Gov. David Paterson put a freeze on some $25 million worth of state contracts to Assemblyman/Brooklyn Democratic Chairman Vito Lopez’s nonprofit.
A Brooklyn ADA is being forced to quit her job due to her stint on “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump.
Bloomberg pleaded ignorance about a pricey city plan to change street signs.
The mayor endorsed Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, calling him “the real deal” on education policy.
A New Gallup poll shows Democratic prefer President Obama atop the 2012 ticket to Hillary Clinton.
The Ontario County Conservatives backed 59th state Senate candidate David DiPietro, who is running on the Tea Party line and lost the GOP primary to Patrick Gallivan.
Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch testified on immigration policy in Washington.
Advocates say the proposed layoffs at DEC cut too deeply into an already bare-bones agency.
The Albany GOP now has a new leader, Steve King.
A new grading formula has resulted in lower marks for NYC schools.
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