New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino slammed the press yesterday for focusing on his love child, just moments before he accused his Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo of having an affair.Politico reports that Paladino, who has a 10-year-old daughter with a woman who is not his wife, said yesterday: “My daughter is off limits.”
He added that she’s “an innocent” and the affair is definitely over: “That was ten years ago. What do you think this is, Peyton Place on television? For Christ sake!”
But that didn’t stop him from making out Cuomo’s personal life to be, well, “Peyton Place on television.”
“Has anybody asked Andrew Cuomo about his paramours?” Paladino asked, adding: “When he was married. Or asked him why his wife left him or threw him out of the house? Has anybody ever done that?”
“What are they doing intruding on my life?” he wondered.
Paladino offered no evidence of the supposed Cuomo affair. His campaign did not immediately return TPM’s request for comment.