Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Post-primary hangover: the stench of racist emails and Jesus Freaks

So yesterday was primary day.

In local events Mike Grimm beat Mike Allegretti -- whatevs, not sure many people actually give a shit.

On Staten Island, Grimm bagged 6,797 votes. That's about 1.5 percent of the Island's population. You could probably get more than 1.5 percent of Staten Island to vote the "The Situation" if he was on the ballot.

The more interesting results came from the Republican primary for Governor of New York State, where a crazy racist e-mailer, cruised to victory over the flailing Rick Lazio.

Paladino has some very inventive ideas about how to reform state government including baseball bats, calling Jewish people Hitler, and sending welfare recipients to prison. But for the past few years, Paladino has been busy sending around racist emails.

The full monty has been uncovered by Some of the highlights are (don't click unless you actually want to see what is described) neo-Nazi Obama propaganda, racist jokes about Africa, porn, racist Obama again, porn, more porn, ugly racism, and, honestly not sure - something involving animals and sex.

It could be possible that Paladino was hitting the forward button innocently, unknowingly sending dirty, misogynist, white power, emails to a long list of Buffalo officials and state workers.

But here's the thing. When confronted about the offensive content in the e-mails Paladino actually responded by defending himself. His logic is antiquated, old-man stuff, complete with a gamut of ethnic slurs ("dago," "spic," "polack"). It's like someone transported Archie Bunker's armchair from the 1970's right into Carl Paladino's office:

Congrats, Republicans: you've managed to nominate the most unelectable politician in recent history.

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