Via Daily Gotham
Remember when Republicans wanted to impeach President Clinton because he had consensual sex with a woman other than his wife? They portrayed themselves as champions of morality. Well, that facade is long shot away by people like Newt Gingrich (abandoning his wife for a younger woman while his wife was ill with cancer), Congressman Don Sherwood (abusing and attempting to choke the woman he was having an extra-marital affair with), Congressman Mark Foley (soliciting sex with a 16-year old man), well...need I continue?
For the strong of stomach, here is a list of Republican sex scandals, almost all of which make Bill Clinton's consensual affair look very tame by comparison.
Well, here in NY State we have a really, REALLY nasty scandal that is breaking. I first heard about it this morning, but it seems to be taking off.New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, a darling of the Teabaggers, apparently is in the habit of emailing racist emails and videos as well as videos of bestiality and pornography. According to Daily Kos (as well as an email I saw this morning), Paladino has sent emails that include:
# A popular video among white supremacists called "Obama Inauguration Rehearsal," that includes dancing African tribesmen.
# A video titled "Miss France 2008 fucking," that Paladino called "a keeper."
# An image of Barack and Michelle Obama dressed like a pimp and a prostitute, with the subject line, "White House ball."
# An image with the caption, "HOLY SHIT, run niggers, run."
# A bestiality video featuring a man and a horse.
And apparently that is just the tip of the iceberg. I mean THIS GUY WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!!! And the Teabaggers and Republicans love him. He even has Michael Caputo (another Republican sleaze that Daily Gotham has taken on) running his campaign.
White supremacy, racism, pornography, and bestiality. Are THESE the values of the Teabaggers, Michael Caputo, and the Republican Party? The evidence suggests it is. Paladino is just one in a VERY long line of Republican sleazebags who love to talk about morality but in practice are nastier and than "immoral" Democrats like I could ever imagine.
Will the Republicans support Paladino the way they did Mark Foley and Newt Gingrich when their sleazy hypocrisy came out? Or will they take a lesson from Democrats and reject him the way we did with Hiram Monserrate and William "frozen money" Jefferson?
Update: Via TPM:
Paladino's campaign manager, Michael Caputo, would not comment on specific emails, but acknowledged to TPMmuckraker that Paladino had sent emails that were "off-color" and "politically incorrect," saying that few such emails represented the candidate's own opinion. Caputo accused Democrats of wanting to change the subject from substantive issues to "having sex with horses."
Uh ... sure.