Teabag It Forward
Carl Paladino, Republican, is running on a varation of the Instapundit dodge -- linking isn't endorsement:
"I confess to being human and imperfect, as are all of God's children," Paladino said. "I'm not a racist, and I say that even in some of the emails that they have hacked from my computer.""And if you send me your e-mail address, I'll make sure you open a graphic image. You into animal sex?"
"To any of the ladies I've offended, I apologize," Paladino said. "I say this to any of the men out there who have never opened a graphic image on the internet, don't vote for me. For those who have, I welcome your vote."
Strangely enough, I've never been sent racist cartoons or photoshops, let alone horse porn. That shit doesn't just show up in your mailbox. And why would you forward something that you weren't endorsing? This defense wouldn't fool an eighty year old who'd never used a computer.