Carl Paladino Says Goodbye With His Best Lester Maddox Imitation
He reminded probably not a few watchers of the last politician to choose a big nasty club as a career-advancing tool: A racist named Lester Maddox who managed to get himself elected governor down in Georgia using the axe handle he'd shaken at would-be black customers to his fried chicken joint as his own symbol for cleaning up the state. If you don't know the story, listen to Randy Newman tell it. And think about the bullet we just dodged named Carl Paladino:
"Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show
With some smart-ass New York Jew
And the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox
And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too
Well, he may be a fool but he's our fool...
We're rednecks, We're rednecks.
We don't know our ass from a hole in the ground."