Paladino Backtracks From Homophobic Comments, Claims The Jews Snuck Them In
One stumble to another, the GOP candidate for New York governor has decided to claim that the anti-gay comments he made at a New York Synagogue were not actually his, and that he has no problem with gays after all. How then, did those comments about gays being shameful and dysfunctional get into his speech? Why, the Jews put them there of course! Dastardly Jewish hosts!
“He [Paladino] said the remarks were suggested by his “hosts at the synagogue.” His campaign manager, Michael Caputo, told The New York Post that the congregation distributed the draft in Paladino’s name without clearing it with the campaign. A message was left at the synagogue early Monday.
“In my speech today to Orthodox Jewish leaders in New York City, I noted my opposition to gay marriage, inspired by my Catholic beliefs,” Paladino said in the statement. “I also oppose discrimination of any form.”
Paladino was evasive on the Today Show when asked by Matt Lauer why he would allow text he didn’t agree with to enter his speech.”
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