Rand Paul attended a community forum in Edmonton, KY yesterday. And one of his constituents asked why was he supporting Senator Mitch McConnell for reelection. Paul told the woman who asked that he would tell her PRIVATELY why he was supporting McConnell.
Could Paul be ashamed of his support for McConnell? I'd say after the Glenn Beck radio interview fiasco that the simple answer is "Yes." Paul is sorta OK with going on the record with some propaganda outlets, as long as they are not local.
Paul, as with McConnell, knows that most Kentuckians are unaware of what goes on in Washington. A significant number of Kentuckians simply don't have ready access to political information. There are a multitude of reasons for this unfortunate phenomenon, but one is the appalling lack of local and state coverage of political news by the media.
Paul and McConnell know that they can bombard the state with political ads that will not be questioned or rated for their dishonesty. But just in case a local reporter or constituent happens to raise an important question, you can watch Paul and McConnell fold up the question session within seconds. This time Paul was in front of a generally friendly audience, so he was able to try and hide his embarrassment of being associated with the reptilian McConnell with a "I'll get back to you with that one when the press is not around."