Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Oh, you can blame "liberal PC" if you must, but it's a fact of life, kids: Rich guys like Carl Paladino who wail that they're "mad as hell" will get pounded when they reach for elected power -- and also send around racially and sexually charged e-mails just for fun that they do not want to, uh, share with the rest of the diverse class.

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Remember: One of the big political items of Sept. 10, 2001 was about sexual and ethnic jokes that Mike Bloomberg made at his private company. In the end, it didn't cost Bloomberg -- in fact, the whole exercise probably made him more careful to behave himself -- but that was only after providence had landed him in offce.

Stories here, here, and here.