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In what may be the most bizarre non-denial in the annals of politics, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul has responded to the recent GQ article that detailed his marijuana-fueled "prank" against another student while he was in college:

I think I would remember if I'd kidnapped someone and I don't remember and I absolutely deny kidnapping anyone ever.

Maybe he was too stoned.

When asked by Fox News' Neil Cavuto if it "could have been a college prank, as opposed to kidnapping," Paul said:

Well, I'm not really going to try to go back 27 years and remember everything I did in college. . .  I don’t think that really politicians should be asked to answer anonymous accusers from 27 years ago. But I will categorically deny that I ever kidnapped anyone or forced anybody to use drugs.

Well, sure. Because asking a candidate about allegations that he blindfolded, tied up, and tried to force someone to use drugs is just like asking him to remember the day of the week he took a pop quiz in English 101.

The woman, who does not want her name used because she works with some tea party supporters and "fears that complicating Paul's Senate run could put her in danger," has come forward to clarify her account of the incident, saying that she wasn't kidnapped or forcibly drugged (allegations that were not made in the GQ article).

So, Paul was completely truthful when he said he never forced anybody to use drugs, because according to his accuser, she refused. At which point she was driven to a creek and forced to bow down to "Aqua Buddha." Paul didn't address that, the blindfold, or the restraints -- he only denied that he "kidnapped" her.

By the way, has anyone in the media asked Paul what his definition of kidnapping is?

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 03:30 PM PDT.

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