Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paladino Redux: Makes Campaign Stops In New Paltz and Kingston

Carl Paladino arrives in New Paltz

Tim Hunter taunts the Paladino campaign with his guitar

Billiam Van Rostenberg, who was the first person ever to participate in a same sex marriage in NYS, greets Mr. Paladino in New Paltz, the same town he was married just a few years ago.

This is really a great picture and shows the very poor timing of Paladino's comments and reminds us the importance of not discriminating against another human being because they are different than you.

Carl Paladino's younger supporter

I will give Carl Paladino credit he has guts, I can't say that if I were him I would of went to New Paltz the day after a scandal broke involving remarks Paladino made that were viewed as bigoted toward the gay community.

But this morning Carl Paladino was in New Paltz, a very progressive town that was home to the first same sex marriages ever performed in New York state. No surprise, Paladino was greeted with protesters that from what I hear far out numbered supporters.
Carl Paladino tried to clarify his previous remarks:

“I am concerned with the future for all our citizens, gay, straight, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim and Agnostic,” Paladino said.

“Although I am not perfect I do admit my mistakes. I will reach out to leaders of the gay community to educate me on how to better represent my support for the rights of all citizens.”
“If elected as your governor I will stand and fight for all gay New Yorkers rights. I ask you for forgiveness on my poorly chosen words and the publication by others not involved with our campaign of unredacted script that did not reflect my oral statement or match my personal feelings.”

Mr. Paladino also stopped in Kingston, taking a tour of the uptown business district.

Photos courtesy of Dan Torres.


Anonymous said...

If you really cared about Paladino's stops in Ulster County you have been there yourself as other "news" and "bloggers" were.

Jeremy Blaber said...

I would of been proud to stand with Billiam today but I was not in Ulster County. I've also already met and talked with the guy.

Anonymous said...

Carl says it like it is, no political correctness. Lets say 40% (estimate but not far off) of the kids we send to inner city schools in Kindergarden come out as High School Graduates. Is this good enough? You do know the definition of insanity don't you? "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"
We MUST CHANGE what we are doing and how we are doing it NOW!

Anonymous said...

So I saw a video on Kingston Freeman online of Rep. candidate for judge Bruhn Jr. greeting Paladino...Bruhn just lost my vote!