A longtime Republican, I voted Sept. 14 in the New York state primary to defeat Carl Paladino on his way to becoming our next governor. Paladino is the loudest voice of the shrill cacophony of the tea party cries in my state. He's a local, male Sarah Palin. I don't have any problems with tea parties, though I prefer my tea decaffeinated and my parties not too noisy.
As he tells us in the video on his website, Paladino "is mad as hell" and he is "on a crusade." Do we need someone who is self-proclaimed mad to govern the great but dysfunctional state of New York? Just read what kind of mad things he is saying:
Read the rest of this op-ed on AOL News.
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