Ladies and Gentlemen...

...your GOP candidate for governor of New York state:


But even in a year when anger is the dominant theme of national politics, Mr. Paladino has stood out as a candidate defined by his ire. He has often promised to take a baseball bat with him to the State Capitol and referred to Albany denizens as leeches, pigs and wimps, and -- in the case of Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the Assembly and an Orthodox Jew -- as the Antichrist.

Not to mention his casual racism

In the video below, the reporter doesn't come off much better than Paladino. Of course he isn't running for anything.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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