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Paladino Asks For 'Forgiveness' After Anti-Gay Rant


Carl Paladino's campaign finally got around to issuing an apology for the New York gubernatorial hopeful's gay "brainwashing" comment on Sunday.

"I am neither perfect, nor a career politician. I have made mistakes in this campaign," said the Republican in an email sent this afternoon, one day after taking to the television to continue pleading his anti-gay case. "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."

Paladino's last remark concerns a part of the speech, written by an Orthodox rabbi for Paladino, that declared, "[There is] nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual." Paladino's decision to skip that bit garnered him praise from none other than Ann Coulter.

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  1. Fuck YOU Carl, you fucking rat fuck!

    Posted by: pete | Oct 12, 2010 6:43:53 PM

  2. No forgiveness for you.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 12, 2010 6:48:24 PM

  3. He said to Matt Lauer that he "speaks from the heart". So now the serial polygamist is a liar too. Interesting.

    No Carl, fuck you and the mistress you fucked while fucking over your marriage.

    Posted by: Tre Gibbs | Oct 12, 2010 7:04:16 PM

  4. so he is blaming the Jews


    K, the orthodox most likely have the exact same opinion he obviously does have, BUT he read whatever was put in front of him. Basically he is saying he is a puppet/ robot and can't think clearly while reading something to not say what is written in front of him

    What an idiot, and whatever fairy tale god help me but i have to defend the orthodox on this one. It was not the fault of an orthodox Jew for his spouting out his hate which he does so obviously have for honsexuals

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Oct 12, 2010 7:16:23 PM

  5. Apparently he's only sorry his comments didn't have the desired effect - tough shit

    Posted by: erick70115 | Oct 12, 2010 7:36:45 PM

  6. In essence, he is saying - in 50 words or less - that he doesn't have the competence to hold office. Why is it that we continue to see these people get away with spewing such rotten and hateful dialogue and not own their words? I just don't get it!

    Posted by: Barry F | Oct 12, 2010 7:36:57 PM

  7. Screw you and those bigoted, ignorant jews whose asses you were kissing.

    Posted by: th | Oct 12, 2010 7:40:09 PM

  8. he apologizes for his, "poorly chosen words" but not the content of his words, the impact of his words, the ignorance of his words or the fact that he provides 'cover' for the type of violence exhibited in the Bronx over the wkend.

    So, yes, you ask for forgiveness & will receive it. Will it be forgotten? No, sir. Never.

    Posted by: pete | Oct 12, 2010 7:40:37 PM

  9. You can't take it back. Never forgive, never forget. You're screwed Paladino, bye.

    Posted by: Tone | Oct 12, 2010 7:40:55 PM


    Posted by: deskenemy | Oct 12, 2010 7:45:45 PM

  11. Oh Carl, you clueless, classless piece of shit, I will forgive you...from serving as my governor...at the ballot box in a couple of weeks.

    Posted by: So Left I'm Right | Oct 12, 2010 7:48:08 PM

  12. He got quite a few hours of free tv time at our expense. He played us. It seems we are the sacrificial lamb of every politician in this land.

    Posted by: malo | Oct 12, 2010 8:16:56 PM

  13. The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge's rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama's traditional liberal base ahead of a key election

    Posted by: Mark | Oct 12, 2010 9:41:56 PM

  14. For the guy to say dumb things like that after the Stonewall Inn gay bashing and the horror in the Bronx proves he's not fit for office. Let it be a lesson to others. The gay bashing did him in.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Oct 12, 2010 10:18:15 PM

  15. Bull. Shit.

    Posted by: ichabod | Oct 12, 2010 10:45:13 PM

  16. he's going to show us what he is doing to do to apologize. nothing . just don't forget what he said especially election day.
    all of a sudden he not a homophobe. bullshit
    and if he ket the rabbi write his speeh more the pity/ he doesn't have a brain of his own. and to the rabbis they should remember how it felt to be hated and persecuted

    Posted by: walter | Oct 12, 2010 11:03:28 PM

  17. Um, let me think...


    Posted by: ravewulf | Oct 12, 2010 11:26:33 PM

  18. nice to watch him squirm

    Posted by: John Normile | Oct 12, 2010 11:50:10 PM

  19. What a douchebag

    Posted by: Hunter | Oct 13, 2010 12:00:48 AM

  20. Heh. To quote John Stewart's gospel choir:

    GO!!! FUUUUCK!! YOUR!!! SELF!!!

    Go fuck yourself!
    Go fuck yourself!
    Go fuck yourself! (hallelujah!)
    Go fuck yourself!

    Posted by: Rich | Oct 13, 2010 12:09:27 AM

  21. The ONLY part he got right is that he is not perfect... VERY VERY VERY far from it, and fuck him, no I don't forgive that rant, because I don't believe he is truly sorry... he knew his ratings would fall even further than they have after that 'from the heart' speech which suddenly is 'misspoken'? Puh-leeeeze! Go to hell Carl, you're not wanted in NYC!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Oct 13, 2010 12:10:17 AM

  22. Any apology I'll accept has to address the use of the word "perverts".

    Posted by: BobN | Oct 13, 2010 12:34:22 AM

  23. What is wrong with his eyes?

    Posted by: stick | Oct 13, 2010 1:26:13 AM

  24. "[There is] nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual."

    Unfortunately Tank gives credence to this argument almost every day here on Towleroad. LOL

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 13, 2010 7:37:29 AM

  25. Paladino is a dysfunctional bigot who should not be allowed to brainwash children into thinking his intolerant stupidity is a valid choice for success.

    Posted by: wimsy | Oct 13, 2010 10:13:13 AM

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