Since the starting of the Cuomo-Paladino campaign for New York City Governor, I have grown rapidly ill of the constant media updates that seem to pour forth daily. Now it is to be expected that both parties will fling and sling dirt, in efforts to soil the glory of their opponent in the eyes of the voters. However, recent reports have been really disturbing, especially in references to the Paladino camp.
Paladino and his campaign manager came out swinging and hitting, in my opinion, below the belt at the Cuomo campaign with childish name calling and finger pointing. My grandmother told me that one shouldn’t throw stones if they live in glass houses.
Allegations of payoff received from long time friend and business developer Andrew Farkas was thrown at Cuomo, but to me it’s more about what the campaigners have accomplished for the city of New York.
It pleased me greatly to see an African-American descendant succeed at become our nation’s President. I actually felt like I was witnessing history instead of reading about it in a history book. This transformed the world we live in, in my view, with hope and desire of change. I thought that somehow, racism would begin to diminish.
Then the email scandal of Paladino began to surface. And let’s not forget about the infidelity issue of him fathering a 10-year old daughter out-of-wedlock. Now, from what I fathom, we place President Clinton in the hot seat for infidelity, and had our previous Governor leave due to over spending on hookers; it seems that the unfaithful isn’t the ideal candidates for representing America’s political seats. But the true question lies in how Catherine Paladino feels in the midst of all of this?
As a woman, we have it hard enough trying to make a career, raise the children, hold down the household, and keep our sanity, while looking fabulous doing it. But to have to deal with a racial extremist who can’t be faithful as well! Where does one draw the line?
I know that all of these stories that are surfacing about her husband, especially in the aftermath of pain after losing her 29-year old son in a tragic car crash last year must be hard. Then to learn of the 10-year old daughter, Sarah, which her friends and adult children knew about? As a woman who can protest to the pain of infidelity and all the horrors that seems to haunt, how can we not expect this 63- year old to be in tears as she fights to stay strong and to stand by her man?
Mrs. Paladino has to put with the constant media frenzies surrounding her husband’s actions in the light of his political campaign for the next NYC governor.
But in all fairness, the infidelity issue should be handled between Carl Paladino, Catherine Paladino and God. However, the racial emails need to be addressed; especially if Paladino hopes to win the elections. Paladino did respond to the allegations, and admits he was careless for sending out the emails, and swears that he isn’t a racist, and the “harmless” intent was mainly humor. But the truth is, no one is really laughing, especially not President Obama or any African-American for that matter! Some stories strike nerves, but this scenario struck a bone, and it wasn’t a funny bone! I only hope that Catherine Paladino has the support to see her through that I didn’t.
Information acquired from:
NY Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino’s Racist and Sexist Email History
Written on Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 2:09am by Staff from http://wnymedia.net/paladino/
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