Paladino Wants To Send Sheldon Silver To Attica


The controversial comments from expected Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino continued this morning when he told the West Seneca Rotary Club that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, should be put in Attica.

Gannett’s WGRZ television station has the clip below (the remarks about Silver are near the end.)

Paladino, a Buffalo businessman, said, “I’m gonna try like hell to send Sheldon Silver to Attica. On the way to Attica, we’re gonna have him stop in all those little communities along the Thruway, and I’m going let those people beat him up a little bit.”

He’s the latest western New York Republican to take aim at Silver. Erie County Executive Chris Collins, who also had gubernatorial inspirations this year, compared Silver to Hitler and the anti-Christ, comments that helped lead Collins to drop his election plans.

It’s the second day in a row that Paladino has made headlines with his remarks. Yesterday, he compared the health-care bill in Washington to 9/11, upsetting families of 9/11 victims.

“The day that that bill was passed will be remembered just as 9/11 was remembered in history,” Paladino said yesterday on a New York City radio show. “It was an attempt by these people in Washington to defy the constitution.”

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  1. the consultant on

    this guy is a loud mouthed jerk..who is salving his own
    ego because he has a few bucks…it demonstrates that
    there are plenty of people who have made money in
    business who should not necessarily be running for
    elective office..because they are the boss they are
    tone deaf and insensitive…having their way all the time
    in a business they are accountable to no one….and
    have absolutely no idea of how to be a political leader
    rather than delivering hyperbole

  2. smartporpoise on

    Silver has certainly already visited Greece. Pluto might be a more appropriate destination.

  3. Don’t count out the Knight in Shinning Money as a dummy or loud mouth he is tapping into the anger that is out there.

    Now with that said I want to see the “MONEY” come April you better have that check made out to your campaign committee.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was

    Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli

    No More Schumer, Pelosi, Rangel,Engel, and Arthur Finkelstein & Co
    “After Four Years of Scandals it is time for Levy/Faso/Callaghan/Garcia”

  4. Robert Skammani on

    I don’t go for tax & spend liberals but I think Silver is not a criminal and is true to his district and his Assembly members. Paladino joins the list of outrageous idiots on the fringe left and right who like to scream fire in a crowded auditorium and should be put in jail because these actions could lead to some other lunatic (see what’s going on in Washington now) to take dangerous measures. We cannot tolerate inflammatory speech; it is free until you endanger someone else.

  5. Warren Redlich on

    If only there was a calm, rational GOP candidate …
    One who talked about the issues …
    Who had real ideas …

    Wait …

    On the other hand, it’s more fun to talk about showy politicians who offer no substance.
    Hmm …

  6. Donkey Darling on

    Big Wallet – No Brains

    There are real conservatives – people like John Faso. I may disagree with him, but he is smart and worthy of respect. This fella Paladino is a King-sized Jerk. Big wallet, no brains. Put him on the ticket and he’ll say enuff stoopid things to hurt Republicans everywhere.

  7. Of all the misfits, miscreants, and outright thieves who have for years inhabited Albany politics, Silver, while leading the parade (like Groucho Marx) of a large pack of Democrat wackos streaming through the halls of the Capitol Building, has done more to destroy this state than all of the aforementioned combined.