Skip to main content

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.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site