Paladino Says Sorry, Ctd

A reader writes:

Paladino made his men-in-Speedos-grinding-away comment in at least two separate venues, one of which did NOT involve a script. He said it both to attack the morality of Andrew Cuomo (that he shouldn't have taken his family to Gay Pride) and to score points with the homophobic members of his party. He said it directly after and in the context of the horrific hate crime perpetrated against three gay men, two of them teenagers. He claims he'll stand and fight for all gay New Yorkers' rights, but he has already come out full-square against gay marriage. Pull the other leg, Carl.

Another writes:

In my opinion, the most telling thing about Paladino’s fake apology is that he actually spelled the president's name wrong.  Passive aggressive or just plain stupid?