Paladino Aide Photos Raise Eyebrows While O'Donnell Fumbles Debate
They're the racy photos that are becoming the latest headache for the Republican candidate for New York Governor.
The pictures show millionaire Carl Paladino's key campaign advisor, Roger Stone, at New York's Gay Pride parade. Just this week, Paladino attacked his opponent, Andrew Cuomo, for bringing his two daughters to the parade.
On The Today Show, Paladino said, "I don't think it's proper for them to go to these and watch a couple of grown men grind against each other. I don't think it's proper. I think it's disgusing."
But look at these photos. They show stone posing with a woman covered in bodypaint, and not much else. She calls herself Kat ForTra and says she's a "fitness model."
Stone told politico.com, "Yeah, I marched in the Gay Pride parade. Proud of it."
Paladino's spokesman said, "He's welcome to live his life as he pleases."
And it was the eagerly awaited debate between Christine O'Donnell, the U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware, and her Democratic opponent, and she wasn't exactly at ease.
She stumbled on a question that many consider to be politics 101, when she was asked by the moderator, "What opinions of late that have come from high court, do you object to?"
"Oh gosh, give me a specific one, I'm sorry," said O'Donnell.
"I can't because I need you to tell me which ones you object to," said the moderator.
"I'm very sorry. Right off the top of my head, I know there are a lot but I'll put it up on my web site," replied O'Donnell.
Sound familiar? When Katie Couric interviewed Sarah Palin during the 2008 Vice Presidential campaign, Couric asked, "What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?"
Palin responded with, "Hmm, let's see," and had no specific answer.
And O'Donnell faced a question about that embarrassing video from 1999 referring to witchcraft.
"This election cycle should not be about comments I made on a comedy show over a decade-and-a-half ago," said O'Donnell.