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August 10, 2010 06:53 PM UTC

At Least He's Not Your Senate Candidate

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  • by: Colorado Pols

College antics–sometimes a problem later in life. To wit, the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent writes for The Plum Line:

The Rand Paul campaign is now threatening legal action against GQ magazine over its much-discussed report quoting an anonymous woman claiming Paul kidnapped her in college and forced her to take bong hits.

“We are investigating all our options — including legal ones,” Rand Paul spokesman Jesse Benton emails me. “We will not tolerate drive by Journalism by a writer with a leftist agenda.”

This is the most direct denial, or response, yet from the Paul campaign to the allegations in the article, though the campaign has not yet said flat out that the allegations are false…

According to GQ, young Rand Paul is alleged to have kidnapped a fellow college swim team member, tied her up, tried to force marijuana on her, then took her to a stream where she was made to “worship” the “Aqua Buddha”–presumably the spiritual mascot of the swim team, or maybe an imaginative product of the aforementioned bong hits.

Either way, not very senatorial, and the details are wacky enough that you can’t really excuse the situation by saying “everybody does it.” Everybody gets a little crazy in college at one time or another, not every college student kidnaps their ‘friends’ and tries to force pot and idolatry on them. And those who do could rightly encounter trouble as a conservative U.S. Senate candidate.

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13 thoughts on “At Least He’s Not Your Senate Candidate

    1. depends though.  Kentucky voters will overlook the kidnapping and the forcing of another person to smoke marijuana…the whole “worship the Aqua Buddha”, if confirmed by any addional kidnap victims, could give them pause.  They take the “put not other Gods before me” commandment pretty seriously down there and would not look kindly upon a senate candidate worshippin an Aqua Buddah…even in jest.

    1. Kidnapping a young woman and trying to get her to ingest illegal drugs is OK.

      Glad to see that you are still a knee jerk jerk who condones what Republicans do but is always disgusted by Democrats.  Nothing says hypocrite like someone on the trail to hell.

      1. strongly the Kennedy thing touches a nerve.

        Gilpin – my reaction wasn’t “knee jerk” and I didn’t “condone what Republicans do”…ass.

    2. Probably with drunk driving leading to involuntary manslaughter. And I’ve felt that way from when this first came out.

      And if the Rand Paul story is true, he should be charged with kidnapping and whatever else this falls under.

      The law is a joke if people get off because of who they are.

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