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Syracuse meets Paladino on the campaign trail

It was Syracuse's turn Wednesday to be introduced to Buffalo's Carl Paladino, the attorney and developer who is making a splash on the statewide political scene in his newly announced campaign for governor.

Here is a look at today's story in the Syracuse Post-Standard. Charles McChesney writes:

Paladino, a lawyer and real estate developer from Buffalo, met with about 75 supporters at the Palace Theater in Syracuse’s Eastwood section. Some carried orange Paladino signs topped by his campaign slogan, “I’m mad as hell too, Carl.”

Paladino spared few state officials in his remarks, calling Gov. David Paterson “pathetic,” and referring to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a likely Democratic candidate for governor and son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, “Prince Andrew.” He called state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox, who has endorsed another candidate, “Mr. In the Box.”

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver got special attention. Paladino said state budget negotiations were no longer three men in a room, as they were once depicted, but just one man. “This is the negotiations:” he said. “Sheldon Silver sitting by himself in the bathroom. Everybody’s outside the door waiting for him to come out.”

Silver, he said, “looks like rigor mortis has set in.” He said that once elected governor, he’ll turn Silver upside down to get the blood flowing and then “send him up to Attica.”

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