BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Carl Paladino is firing back over accusations that he'sracist.
Paladino elaborated as he addressed the media. He said that thisrace is not about him and that he is not perfect, but again he didnot deny sending out what some would consider to be inflammatorye-mails.
The story came out through WNYmedia.net, claiming they confirmedthrough three sources that Paladino has forwarded some graphice-mails over the past couple years, some with racial overtones andsome sexually explicit. For example, one was titled "ObamaInauguration Rehearsal" and showed an African tribal dance. Anothershowed African-Americans running from a low-flying plane with thecaption "Run-******-Run."
Paladino called a news conference to address this saying he'snot even familiar with all of them, but that he does sometimesforward politically incorrect e-mails to a group of friends that hethinks would be interested in them.
"I confess to being human and imperfect, as are all of God'schildren. I'm not a racist and I say that even in some of thee-mails that they have hacked from my computer. To any of theladies I've offended, I apologize. I say this to the men out therewho have never opened a graphic image on the Internet: don't votefor me," said Paladino.
Paladino says he does not think this will affect his chances ofgetting the Republican endorsement for Governor. In fact, right nowhe's on the road for a rally held by the Tea NY party.
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