Sunday, February 10, 2013
Howard Stern on Carl Paladino
I came across this clip the other day while looking at something else. It is Howard Stern's take on the 2010 Gubernatorial race between Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino. In the clip, Stern calls Paladino "retarded" and says he looks like Elvis' mother (because of the dark circles under his eyes).
Stern also says Paladino was "lucky" to have achieved his wealth. I don't think it's fair to say that. You may not like Paladino's politics or temperament, but the fact remains he made Ellicott Development into the business it is today. I'm sure a lot of hard work went along with whatever luck Paladino may have encountered.
If you ask me, Stern's opinion was more of a commercial for the special interests of Manhattan, who probably "persuaded" the King of all Media on this one. How arrogant of Stern to assume the seat was Cuomo's, feeding into the mentality that he was entitled to it. Anyway, I never heard this clip during the actual campaign and thought it was interesting.