Mad as Hell

20 Mar

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So, it’s semi-official. The “mad as hell” schtick is already getting old, though. I’d like to see concrete policy and procedural proposals. Will Paladino democratize state government, or transform three-men-in-a-room into one-man-in-a-room? Who knows? Ideas matter more than simple anger.

Also, Paladino’s history of political donations make it clear he’s more transactional than principled in his politics. Hillary Clinton, Dick Gephardt, John Kerry, and Brian Higgins aren’t known as tea party heroes. Here are the results for Ellicott Development in state races. Results for Paladino in Erie County races. He gave to Suozzi and $6,000 to Spitzer/Paterson.

14 Responses to “Mad as Hell”

  1. Craig Chapman March 20, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Love him as a landlord and for getting the 190 tolls wiped out but man, his politics: scary (as they say)…as Hell.

  2. Ward March 20, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Pundit’s Paladino meme emerges.

    Paladino = not D = no longer any fun.
    Enjoy your coming love affair with Cuomo.

  3. BrianS March 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Wow. Paladino has no idea how bad he’s going to do with that rap in this state, budget woes or not. By the way, whose money is he going to be wasting in this vanity campaign?

  4. Brooks March 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Sorry for the off-topic comment…
    I hope fellow blogger Marc “Amateur Hour” Odien is not a friend of yours.

    • Alan Bedenko March 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

      Of course he is.

      • Brooks March 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

        Again, sorry for the unrelated comments…
        Why are the comments closed for his last blog post?

      • Alan Bedenko March 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

        I have no idea.

      • Brooks March 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

        Comments activated as of 8pm, please disregard prior statements and a have a great weekend…

      • Eric Saldanha March 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

        Perhaps he doesn’t feel like a debate about how throwing a brick through Rep. Slaughter’s office, or calling Rep. John Lewis a “nigger,” Rep. Barney Frank a “faggot,” and spitting on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver are all examples of healthy political expression.

        In other words, the Tea Baggers can kiss our ass with all their idiocy.

      • Brooks March 20, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

        Eric, galvanize yourself however you wish…

  5. The Answer Lady March 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    Pundit – Robert Reich and I are really upset about the co-option of the Mad-as-Hell party label. Carl maybe mad, but it more like mad as in insane type mad. From now on please refer to Carl and Co. as the Coo-Coo as Hell party, or if that is taken, Bat Shit Crazy party works too.

    • Peter A Reese March 20, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

      Personally, I am Angry-as-Hell in spite of my public school education. I think the whole problem with this country is that poor people are getting too much from the wealthy elite. I suggest a duel to the death between the rich and the poor, which no one in the middle will attend.

      • The Answer Lady March 21, 2010 at 9:39 am #

        One thing we can be sure of in your suggested match up, the rich are vastly outnumbered…

  6. Clinton's Ditch March 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    10 million on a campaign? Why not use that money to fix up some of his dilapidated buildings? It is outrageous that this guy will waste 10 million on a race he could never win but wont spend a few thousand to secure the Greystone Building.

    Paladino is correct on one front; Rick Lazio is s sure loser.

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