September 30th, 2010
03:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Paladino scuffle with reporter 'Tony Soprano-like'

(CNN) - A recent confrontation between New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and a newspaper columnist illustrates the multimillionaire's brash and unpredictable nature, a political observer said.

"He's got to control himself," said Doug Muzzio, a professor of public policy at Baruch College in New York. "This guy wants to be the governor and is going to start beating up or having reporters hit? It's [got] a Tony Soprano-like quality to it."

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Sorensen

    "Empty barrels always make the most noise".
    The ridiculous, little, overweight guy is obviously totally nuts.

    September 30, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Refreshing, isn't it? Not to have to peel back the layers of their PUBLIC persona to get to the REAL GOP scuzball underneath is a WELCOMED change in my book.

    September 30, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. vic, Nashville TN

    After the primary I watched his interview I was thinking what is going on Republican Party

    September 30, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  4. cane pazzo

    Looks and acts like a poster child for the Mafia.

    September 30, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |