Who could have imagined that this would happen with an upstanding guy like Carl Paladino, Republican nominee for Governor of the State of New York.
Paladino had a confrontation tonight with New York Post state capital editor Fred Dicker. Dicker asked Paladino on what basis he claimed that Andrew Cuomo had cheated on his ex-wife, a claim for which Paladino appeared to put forward no evidence whatsoever. At that point things got heated and Paladino started yelling and seemed to threaten Dicker in a way I’ll let you interpret for yourself.
What seemed to trigger Paladino’s accusation against Cuomo was renewed attention to his own daughter with a woman other than his wife — something that’s been public for some time. Paladino went back to the controversy over the out-of-wedlock daughter. According to the Daily News, Paladino said: “I want to know why you sent your goons after my daughter, Fred. You send another goon to my daughter’s house and I’ll take you out, buddy!”
As you can imagine, once the candidate for governor of our wonderful state went for the ‘Ill take you out’ phraseology, things got pretty heated. And Paladino spokesman Michael Caputo had to break the two up.
Video of the incident after the jump.