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Friday, March 4, 2011

Pelosi Called 'Sick Woman' By Former GOP Candidate Carl Paladino

Posted By on Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 5:12 PM

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  • We get don't like Pelosi

Defunct New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino made the unfortunate and embarrassing mistake of hitting send on an e-mail where he called Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi a "sick woman."

In that scenario, there's only two things to do: apologize or get defensive. And you can only guess which route the confrontational Paladino took.

It started on Thursday when the San Francisco Democrat carpet-bombed Capitol Hill with an e-mail asking for support of public employees in Wisconsin who are in a standoff with Gov. Scott Walker over a proposal to scrap collective bargaining.

"Here in Washington, House Republicans are actively backing Governor

Walker and his claim that working families are responsible for our

current deficit," Pelosi wrote to Democratic contributors, which included the incendiary Paladino, who has backed candidates

from both parties in the past.

Paladino quickly wrote back: "U r a sick woman Nancy."

Sick...of Republicans
  • Sick...of Republicans

The message was reportedly meant for Pelosi, but Paladino unwittingly sent it to a general email box maintained by

the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


Although the fiery Paladino was hardly sorry. He tells that he is just plain annoyed with Pelosi's solicitation e-mails.

"I get 'em all the time... I can't believe

they send out this stuff!" he said.

Paladino then continued his rant but turned it toward New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who beat Paladino last year in the governor's race.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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