Letters From Paladino
by Geoff Kelly - posted 1:10 pm, May 8, 2008
Here’s the letter in which Carl threatens to sue the Common Council if it does not rescind its resolution condemning him for saying that Buffalo [but Memphis-bound?] Schools Superintendent James Williams was hired because he’s black.
I think it’s interesting that the reports on Paladino’s threat to sue the Council have ignored this accusation he hurls at Ellicott District Councilmember Brian Davis, who wrote and submitted the resolution:
“The irresponsible Brian Davis wanted to paint [my remark] as racial to spin his community out of their growing distaste for his self-serving special tax benefits and relationship with program workers who were compelled to share their checks with him.”
Come again? By saying “special tax benefits” he refers to the fact that Davis’s family built a tax-free home on a formerly city-owned lot in an Empire Zone. But that second accusation? That he skimmed money from paychecks? Anyone know anything about that?