The Facebook postings of Ghent Town Board member (and Thruway toll-taker) Richard Sardo are becoming a campaign issue for some local voters.
Most recently, Sardo compared FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, misogynistically referring to the latter as “Madcow” and likening her to “an ugly man.” A screenshot is above.
A day earlier, Sardo decided it was important to post a Yearbook photo of Jeh Johnson, Obama’s Homeland Security nominee, seeming to to imply that there is something inherently dubious about Johnson having once been a young African-American male. UPDATE: An email from Sardo’s son, Alexander, offers the contrary explanation that Johnson attended the same high school as his father, claiming that his father was “proudly” posting about the appointment of a “fellow alumni”:
Sardo, a Tea Partier who has also stated that “man-made global warming/climate change is a fraud,” is campaigning against Mike Benvenuto for Larry Andrews’ former Town Supervisor seat. Benvenuto has both the Republican and Democratic nominations, while Sardo is running on the Conservative and Independence Party lines.