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In Defense of Carl Paladino … Really!

April 13, 2010

Yeah, he’s crude, opinionated and bombastic. Yeah, he’s full of himself. And yeah, for every intelligent point he makes, he has two stupid and obnoxious comments.

So what. This is a democracy and it is a good thing that he is running.

Have we become so prissy and refined that we can’t deal with a genuine article?

Have we so lost touch with ordinary New Yorkers that we don’t recognize populist sentiment when it assaults our ears?

And perhaps most pointedly: Has the moral, ethical and intellectual bar been set so high by recent governors that this fella ought not to be allowed to run for the state’s highest office?

We don’t think so. In fact, after a stultifying period of inactivity on the campaign trail, we’re glad he’s in the race. We can’t wait to see what he does next.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 13, 2010 2:59 PM

    maybe he will put on a real dog and pony show . . .

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