EXCLUSIVE: The Stomach Churns: A Letter to Alfonse D’Amato from Carl Paladino
“Al, keep your nose out of WNY [West New York] politics or I will expose your underbelly. You are a spineless fraud and you're going down with Skelos. Did you have fun at Andrew’s $50k party? You are such a low life parasite. It's all about money and you could care less about the people and Republican principals. What are you going to do when I tell the people that you were the prime mover of Andrew's Gay Marriage bill so he could pound his chest as the most powerful governor the state has ever known and you could have access as a lobby for the big buck clients you extort?”
Al, the following is typical of the many comments that I received in response to my earlier e-mail to you.
I was asked by many the reason for my e-mail. It’s simple and really gets to the heart of what is wrong in New York State.
Al D’Amato, in concert with his surrogates Dean Skelos and George Maziarz were approached last year by Andrew Cuomo and his minions to make a deal. Cuomo wanted to show everyone in the State that he could do anything with the complicit New York State Republican led Senate with RINO Dean Skelos at the helm including getting legislative approval for the extreme left issue of gay marriage. Getting that law passed would allow Cuomo to pound his chest Tarzan style and also would allow Cuomo to payback the gay community for their 2010 unwarranted but effective bashing of my candidacy.
In return D’Amato, the prime mover of the effort, would get access to Cuomo on initiatives that he needed for his lobbying clients who pay big bucks.
Anyone who thinks that the holdup of the Marcellus shale drilling permit has anything to do with the merits being argued in public is a fool drinking cool-aid. It’s all about Mr. Green showing up at the doors of the likes of D’Amato the lobbyist. “Quid pro quo” is denying upstate 25,000 jobs at $75,000/year. How sick is that Al.
Knowing that Skelos and Maziarz (with his special inclination) were spineless and could not vote for the bill, the cabal picked 4 republican senators (Grisanti, Alessi, McDonald and Salland) and promised they would each get $500,000 in contributions from the gay community and future favors from the cabal including campaign support.
Freshman Senator Grisanti from Buffalo intended to do the right for his constituents when he got in office. Cuomo, Maziarz, Skelos and D’Amato brought heavy pressure on him to sell out and at the last minute he threw his integrity under the bus, broke his promises to the people who donated to his campaign and voted for the law.
I believe that if Mark came out and told the truth about what happened to him and revealed the hypocrisy of the cabal’s complicity the people of his district would be forgiving, but that will not happen because the cabal continues to stroke and intimidate him with false hope.
From: (An un-named New York State citizen)
Date: June 29, 2012 2:08:08 PM EDT
I knew you when you were the presiding supervisor of Hempstead. I thought you were a cut above the average Nassau County politicians, certainly when it came to intelligence.
When you ran in the senatorial primary against Javits I supported you. My wife was president of the Great Neck Republican Club and I was a county committee man. We were at Herb Somekh's house when he ran a big reception for you. After you won the election we were always there for you.
It seems that you are now a turncoat and kissing the ass of every Democratic political candidate.
I have a picture prominently displayed in my office of you, me, and my wife. Next to it is a picture of a true Republcan, Rudy. Your picture is going to be cut up and discarded but not Rudys who never abandoned the Republican Party.