I posted a few minutes ago that New York Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia has been silent on the Carl Paladino issue.


But I just learned that she gave an interview and said she was waiting for his detractors to make a case against him.


It is not enough for Elia that Paladino made blatantly racist comments. She wants someone to explain to her why this is a problem.


This is what Paladino wrote to a local publication, ArtVoice, as his wishes for 2017. This was ArtVoice’s comment, followed by a statement from Paladino that the following remarks are not racist.


Carl’s remarks were in response to Artvoice queries: 1. “What would you most like to happen in 2017?” and 2. “What would you like to see go away in 2017?” Paladino’s answers were: 1. ” Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.” 2. “Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”


Do you think those comments are racist?


Who will convince Elia that this is a problem? Paladino is a public official, not a private citizen.