Carl Paladino, a wealthy real estate developer in Buffalo, New York, posted a vile and racist comment about President Obama, his wife, and Valerie Jarrett on December 23. The Buffalo school board (which is majority black) asked for his resignation. He is sitting tight.


The only public official who can remove him is state commissioner of education MaryEllen Elia. So far, she has said nothing.


When will she act? If she doesn’t act, the New York Board of Regents should direct her to remove Paladino.


This is a national embarrassment.