He may have called ex-Gov. George Pataki a “degenerative idiot” but he’s not adverse to hiring members of his cabinet.
Buffalo businessman and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino announced today he was hiring Nancy Naples, a short-lived Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner during the Pataki era, as his campaign chairwoman. Naples was also elected to several terms the Erie County comptroller and a member of the board of directors for Amtrak.
Paladino has since recanted the idiot comment about the former Republican governor.
From the Paladino campaign:
“It is with great enthusiasm that I join Carl Paladino in his quest to take back New York for the people,” Naples said in a statement. “Over the next 40 days I will be dedicated to raising the resources necessary to educate the people on where Carl stands on the issues, and I’m especially energized to help protect the voters from the status Cuomo.”
Paladino said he was “honored” to have Naples join the campaign.
“For success in November, we must get our message to the majority of voters so they know the importance of the choice they will be making at the ballot box,” he said. “Nancy has proved time and again that she is one of the best and I’m excited to have her by my side to take on the 25 million dollar man.”