"I want to know why you sent your goons after my daughter, Fred," Paladino demanded. "You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy!"
(Update: Paladino also raised the issue of Cuomo's former marriage in a Newsday report this morning, saying he wanted the media to "go after Cuomo and his paramours" but, again, offering no evidence of what he was talking about.)
Paladino's campaign manager, Michael Caputo, separated the two men and sent his candidate into the men's room to calm down. Then, Caputo accused Dicker of working for Cuomo and doing his dirty work, so to speak.
At one point, Blain says, Paladino cursed Dicker, saying, "F--- him!"
Asked again if he had evidence of Cuomo's alleged infidelity, Paladino replied, "Of course I do. You'll get it at the appropriate time."
Asked after the fact if this was appropriate behavior for a gubernatorial candidate, Caputo replied: "It's appropriate behavior for a man who just met the man who sent photographers to take pictures of his 10-year-old daughter."
Caputo said Paladino is usually thick-skinned -- but not when it comes to his kids and grandkids.
"It's all about the kids," Caputo. "If Carl's affair 10 years ago is fair game, then anything Cuomo did 10 years ago is fair game."