Dear Jimmy...

jimmy vielkind hat thumbnailIn what must qualify as some sort of honor/accomplishment/WTF moment the TU's Jimmy Vielkind was the recipient of a virtual (and very public) letter today from Carl Paladino denouncing him as the "the most glaring example of the hideous and dysfunctional Albany press corps." The former gubernatorial candidate then goes on at length about why he thinks NYS government is broken and how the media are complicit in the dysfunction. (Paladino apparently sent Liz Benjamin a similar letter last year.) Be sure to read to the end where he's calls Fred Dicker a planaria. A response from Jimmy Vielkind after the jump.

After Paladino's letter posted, Jimmy Vielkind responded on Twitter:

I'd respond to @CarlPaladino's note, but I can't find any specific criticism of my work that's specific or factual, just generalized ranting
Though, to b fair 2 @CarlPaladino, I did complain last year that he didn't send a Christmas card. http://bit.ly/tObTqg So, Merry Christmas!

Earlier on AOA: Interesting in 2010: Jimmy Vielkind

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Former gubernatorial candidates never die; they just fail to fade away.

Can't get to the end. Using an apostrophe to pluralize a proper name is an automatic end-of-file marker for me.

The one to Liz B. is pretty spectacular too.
My new insult to people is going to be: "When I first met you, I thought you were cool and discerning. I thought you'd read 'Animal Farm!'"

I really miss New York sometimes...

Looks like that's been deleted. Can't access it.

That letter read like messages I get when someone's been Drunk Facebooking.

That is quite the letter. All that followed by "Very truly yours" at the end.

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