Wow....the choice of snowbound western New Yorkers for governor has passed on another showdown with Dicker and instead has lambasted Liz Benjamin for being an immature, incompetant, obsequious lap dog to official Albany.
In a letter posted on CapCon, Buffalo attorney and businessman Carl Paladino issues a lengthy treatise on how the Albany press is part of the problem by trading favor with insiders for going easy on the corruption and dysfunction.
He even says Liz will never make it to the big time.....Carl, she is already there.....
It is true, pols seek her favor, and secretly fear her due to her stature as premier blogger and host of Capital Tonight on YNN. It is true most of us wouldn't dare criticizing those funky necklaces she wears on the air for fear of never getting to be a talking head again.
Now I can understand Carl calling her immature as she looks considerably younger than her years.......but seriously she has made state government watchable for the all of us in the real world and doesn't seem easily taken in....
Everyone will give Mr. Cuomo some slack because he is new and why start a fight before he even raises his right hand ?...After all, voters did speak and even the press has to respect that, at least for a couple months.
Mr. Paladino was on Capital Tonight several times and I think got treated fairly. In fact Liz was pretty nice to him.
Carls letter does address the serious issue of government-press collusion, but it is written by the wrong man at the wrong time. It comes off as sour grapes, and while the public likely doesn't mind seeing Dicker given some grief, there is a limited audience for beating up on the bookish, girl-next-door journalist still working at being friends with the Teleprompter.
Clearly when Liz next visits the Queen City, she won't be squired around by Crazy Carl.
Carl Paladino sends Liz B. a nastygram - Capitol Confidential