In Albany Tuesday, Buffalo developer Carl Paladino took time to drop by the Legislative Correspondents Association office. While he was there, the 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate visited Fred Dicker, state editor of the New York Post. And he flipped him off.
According to the Times Union's intrepid Jimmy Vielkind, Paladino was in town today for a Second Amendment rally and made quite an impression in the State Capitol. As Jimmy recounted in his excellent blog, Capitol Confidential, on his way through the building to the rally:
Paladino walked to the Western-Union style windows that line the office of Fred Dicker, the state editor of the New York Post who was in the middle of his daily, live, radio show.
"Hey Fred!" Paladino shouted. The two men had a physical tiff during the 2010 campaign, when Dicker forcefully questioned Paladino about his unsubstantiated suggestion that Cuomo had been a womanizer, and Paladino yelled at Dicker for the actions of a Post reporter who staked out his Buffalo home.
Dicker looked up. Paladino raised his middle finger, smiled, and walked away.
That had to be a Kodak moment. I was there when the two had their dust up at Bolton Landing - in between them, in fact. This time, I'm delighted to be 300 miles away.