Paterson Calls Paladino Unfit for Public Service
Current Gov slams Gov-wannabe
Paterson doesn't think Paladino is fit for office.
Updated at 10:31 AM EDT on Thursday, Sep 16, 2010
Gov. David Paterson says Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate hoping to replace him, isn't fit for public service.
Paterson made his comments Thursday at a forum on the future of New York.
Paterson, a Democrat, said he understood Paladino's anger at the excesses of state government. But he said Paladino "insists on being divisive'' and needs to tone down his rhetoric.
Paterson said he was deeply offended by the racist and pornographic emails Paladino has admitted forwarding to friends.
Published at 10:29 AM EDT on Sep 16, 2010
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