Friday, October 15, 2010

Rabbi Breaks With Paladino Over Apology From THE NEW YORK TIMES By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS

Well, that didn’t last long.

"The alliance between the Republican Carl P. Paladino and an Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn has fallen apart, with the rabbi denouncing Mr. Paladino on Wednesday for his apology over remarks he had made about homosexuality on Sunday.

Rabbi Levin said he was especially upset that Mr. Paladino gave him no notice that he planned to back away from the comments.

“I was in the middle of eating a kosher pastrami sandwich,” Rabbi Levin said. "While I was eating it, they come running and they say, ‘Paladino became gay!’ I said, ‘What?’ And then they showed me the statement. I almost choked on the kosher salami.”

Mr. Paladino, of course, had not become gay, but had announced that he wanted to clarify that he embraced gay rights and opposed discrimination. In explaining his views, Mr. Paladino and his aides noted that he had a gay nephew who worked for the campaign."

He discovered now he has a gay nephew? the Rabbi said. Mazel tov! We’ll make a coming-out party! Yeah right!


  1. I think the Rabbi has issues b/c he went from a "pastrami" sandwich to a "kosher salami" sandwich!

  2. Levin is self destructive and foolish. He should know that in predominantly Christian societies, heterosexism and anti Semitism are thoroughly entwined.