Carl Paladino claims Andrew Cuomo was a
no-show for gay rights when it counted, Talking Points Memo
Paladino, the GOP's candidate to become
the next governor of New York, attacked his Democratic rival just
days after defending himself from accusations that he's homophobic.
The new accusations come in an email
from the Paladino campaign titled Cuomoland: Andrew's words v.
Over the past week Paladino has fought
back attacks from gay rights activists and lawmakers and an icy
shoulder from fellow Republicans after he told a group of Orthodox
Jewish leaders on Sunday that his opposition to gay marriage stems
from not wanting children “brainwashed into thinking that
homosexuality” is acceptable and hammered Cuomo for taking his
children to a gay pride parade, which Paladino called “disgusting”
and described as “extreme people in bikini type outfits grinding at
each other and doing these gyrations.”
At a gay fundraiser in Manhattan on
told the crowd that he wants to be the governor that legalizes gay
marriage in New York.
That wasn't stopping Tea Party favorite
Paladino, whose email blasts Cuomo for not speaking up in favor of a
failed bid to legalize gay marriage last year.
The email quotes the New York Times
reporting that Cuomo was “all but invisible” during last year's
debate and failed to call on three fence-sitting senators before the
chamber killed the bill.