Gail Collins: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New York Times columnist Gail Collins joins us for another installment of our series looking at the outlandish things politicians have been saying and doing lately, How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?


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Comments [12]


Palladino is so embarrassing - hate to admit I grew up in Buffalo which has its share of boneheads - but I can't believe he would carry his own hometown.

And I think his homophobia is suspicious.

But I agree John I think there are many people who see politicians and professionals as stuffed shirts.

Oct. 12 2010 02:45 PM

His poor children!

Oct. 12 2010 02:33 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Any chance that when this series is wrapped up, it can include some ideas about what we can do to *counteract* the weirdness in U.S. politics? It might not be as entertaining, but I think we need it more!

Oct. 12 2010 01:40 PM
a g from n j

some people just don't care. and that is a sad reflection on what we are.

Oct. 12 2010 01:37 PM
Louie Donovan

Paladino talks like he does because hes not a career politician...he talks like people talk and not like a politician who never gives a straight answer and is always politically correct. Go Carl!

Oct. 12 2010 01:36 PM
a g from n j.

they say carl used to have an "office" back on the farm.

Oct. 12 2010 01:34 PM
Gary from Port Washington

Let's not forget the fact that when Paladino gave his speech in front of the Orthodoxy Jews they followed Taliban protocols and forbidden women to attend the press conference. If this had occurred in front of a Muslim group people would have gone crazy. Where is the outrage on this issue.

Oct. 12 2010 01:34 PM
JP from NJ

And what is up with New York lately? Gays being beaten up in a downtown bar, gays being sodomized and beaten for trying to join a gang, and one of the candidates for governor, from one of the two major parties, is afraid that homosexuals will "brainwash" our children.

Is this what happens when an empire crumbles?

Oct. 12 2010 01:31 PM
T Costello from Midtown

Has anyone else noticed how much Paladino looks like Fat Tony from The Simpsons?

Oct. 12 2010 01:31 PM
john from office.

Keep laughing liberal left NYC, Paladino speaks the way people actually think, and people like that.

You are in for a surprise in November.

Oct. 12 2010 01:29 PM
John from NJ

How do you immediately follow the statement "my approach is to live and let live" by telling people how they shouldn't live.

Oct. 12 2010 01:28 PM
a g from n j

i wonder if mr.palladino has a problem with same sexed farm liasons. think about it.............

Oct. 12 2010 01:26 PM

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