As usual when New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is involved, things got out of hand.
At the Sagamore Hotel in Lake George, Paladino literally went toe-to-toe with New York Post editor and radio personality Fred Dicker tonight.
Dicker asked Paladino what evidence he had to substantiate accusations that Paladino’s Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo had cheated on his first wife Kerry Kennedy. Paladino didn’t have any evidence and he got pissed.
You see Paladino is really annoyed that the New York Post has been running stories about Paladino’s own affair he had 10 years ago that resulted in his now 10-year-old daughter.
“I want to know why you sent your goons after my daughter, Fred. You send another goon to my daughter’s house,” Paladino threatened, “and I’ll take you out, buddy!”
In a poorly thought out effort to deflect attention away from his own cheating, Paladino is suggesting that Kennedy kicked Cuomo out of the house and divorced him because he cheated on her.
It actually appears to be the other way around.
From a USA Today story in 2003: “Quoting unnamed sources, the tabloids reported over the next few days that Kennedy was having an affair; that her lover and his wife were friends of the Cuomos’; that Cuomo discovered the affair when he walked in on the lovers; that the other man is a wealthy, polo-playing, 50-year-old restaurateur and bon vivant named Bruce Colley.”
And here’s a NY Daily News story about the man Cuomo’s wife was banging.
A wealthy restaurant owner and polo player has confided to friends that he is having an affair with Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, sources told the Daily News.
Bruce Colley, 50, is the handsome – and married – co-owner of the Chelsea hot spot Man Ray and an avid horseman who has played polo with the likes of Britain’s Prince Harry. He is also, or was, friends with Kerry Kennedy’s now-estranged husband, Andrew Cuomo.
And here’s another story about Colley’s divorce a year after his affair with Kennedy broke up the Cuomo and Kennedy marriage.
It’s over for Ann Colley and her husband, Bruce, who was the man in the middle of the nasty Kerry Kennedy Cuomo-Andrew Cuomo breakup last summer.
While everyone was getting ready to ring in the New Year, Ann Colley was wringing out the old, filing for divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years in a Manhattan court on Dec. 31.
The grounds are reported to be adultery, according to a source.
Well, maybe Paladino has some secret evidence to prove Cuomo was actually the one who cheated on Kennedy, but I doubt it.
Here’s the video from tonight.