Tuesday, October 12, 2010
October 12, 2010
In this election campaign, the hits just keep on coming. A couple of weeks ago we had an ad for
a Senate candidate in Delaware that began with her telling the camera, "I am not a witch." Okay, but does that make you a senator?
Now comes the Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino, who told a crowd Sunday, "I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family and I don't want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option--it isn't." In the text, but undelivered, was "There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual."
Speaking of his opponent, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Paladino said, "Mr. Cuomo took is daughters to a Gay Pride parade. Is that normal? Would you do it?...I don't think it's proper for them to go there and watch a couple of grown men grinding against each other...It's disgusting."
Strong talk which, of course, rumbled across the state. On Monday, unsurprisingly, Paladino said he is not anti-gay and would appoint gays in his administration. There are, of course, many gays in New York and, like other New Yorkers, they vote. Good luck, Mr. Paladino.
Don't they have some kind of stupidity test these guys should have to pass before they can run?