Michael Caputo

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2010

    Paladino Refused Gay-Bashing Campaign Manager's Resignation Twice

    ​Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's campaign manager Michael Caputo offered to quit twice after the fall out from Paladino's now notorious speech, which Caputo co-wrote, about "dysfunctional homosexuals." Both times the candidate rebuffed his aide's offer, according to the New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Carl Paladino Generously Shared More Patriotic Porn Emails With Friends

    ​The mischievous Buffalonians at have given the world yet another batch of over-the-top Carl Paladino emails he allegedly forwarded to a few dozen close friends. Again, there was no denial from Camp Carl, though campaign manager Michael Caputo suggested to the Daily News' Keith Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Out at Home: Was Landlord to Swinging Gay Bars

    Buddies II -- Buff Buffalonians Only Please​If this election season ever ends, we are going to have a new name for political candidates who bring marvelous baggage waiting to be unpacked by reporters: "He's a Paladino," will be universally understood shorthand for a politician with a rich arra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Roger Stone Backs Away from Paladino, but Can't Get Rid of the Stink of Scott Rothstein

    ​In an odd week in the gubernatorial campaign, the oddest moment was Roger Stone's NY1 appearance on Tuesday, when he appeared to be trying to put miles of distance between himself and Carl Paladino, whose September primary victory Stone engineered. This grew even odder when Palad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    The (Roger) Stone Around Carl Paladino's Neck

    The Times reports that Roger Stone associates have collected a million dollars in fees so far from Carl Paladino's campaign, adding a couple of companies to the list we published last week. It's an astonishing total, and a measure of Stone's shaping influence on the Paladino campaign, reaffirmed in ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 6, 2010

    Carl Paladino, Buffalo Bully

    The candidate lets his employees know who's boss

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Inside Carl Paladino's Fevered Mind: This Time, He Was a Hostage Negotiator

    ​Carl Paladino says he remembers the sixties, but apparently he wasn't there. That's what several people told the Syracuse Post-Standard's Paul Riede when he tried to track down Paladino's claims to have faced down a mob of crazed student rioters. In an interview about his law student days at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Paladino Unhinged: Smackdown at the Sagamore With Post's Fred U. Dicker

    ​Lake George in the early Fall is a lovely place which is why the state's Business Council held its meeting there yesterday at the palatial Sagamore Resort. They asked Buffalo Carl Paladino up to speak and his message was supposed to be about how he's going to make the state sweeter for busine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Carl Paladino: The Dirty Details in His Campaign Filings

    ​The Times and the Daily News ran stories yesterday exposing the shady conspiracy that is the Paladino For The People campaign. The $53,000 tax lien against campaign spokesman Michael Caputo unearthed by the Times got a taunting "so what" from Caputo himself. Stiffing the IRS just proved agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Carl Paladino, Angry Man, Beats His Own Party

    ​No matter what your politics you have to admit Republicans yesterday went for the guy with a lot more pop in his bat -- literally. Just three months ago, all Carl Paladino, the wealthy gun-slinging landlord from Buffalo who will now carry the GOP banner for governor, could muster at the Repub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Nixon Haunts GOP Confab in Midtown

    ​The state Republican convention opened Tuesday afternoon at the Sheraton Towers on Seventh Avenue and the first noise-making inside the hotel was from that old GOP warhorse, Richard Nixon. He came charging into the lobby like a Teabagger chasing down the last liberal. "Let me make it perfectl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Beyond-the-Pale E-mails

    ​It's only Monday and it's already clear it's going to be a tough week for Republicans looking to be elected governor. On top of Steve Levy's scrambling to explain how he came to share his house in Suffolk County with a twice-convicted scam-artist attorney, comes news from Buffalo that Carl Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Carl Paladino Fires Up Charter Review Meet, Dubs Levy 'Pretty Boy'

    ​ The reward for sitting through two hours of the first hearing of the new city Charter Review Commission last night was the late arrival of Carl Paladino. The gray-haired real estate mogul from Buffalo with a voice like gravel and dark pouches of worry below his eyes is a Tea Party dream come ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2004

    Sleeping With the GOP

    A Bush Covert Operative Takes Over Al Sharpton's Campaign