Now we know why Rand Paul spent the past twelve or so hours blaming the vicious assault of Lauren Valle by his supporters on "both sides" and a "daze of lights flashing" -- because one of the assailants is Tim Profitt, the Bourbon County coordinator for Paul's campaign.
According to Mr. Profitt:
... the camera angle made the scuffle Monday night appear worse that it was.
Yes, it was the camera angle.
Ahead of this news, Paul finally did what he had been avoiding since last night -- he condemned the vicious attack:
The Paul for Senate campaign is extremely disappointed in, and condemns the actions of a supporter last night outside the KET debate. Whatever the perceived provocation, any level of aggression or violence is deplorable, and will not be tolerated by our campaign. The Paul campaign has disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident, and once again urges all activists -- on both sides -- to remember that their political passions should never manifest themselves in physical altercations of any kind.
Of course it wasn't "a supporter" since it took one man to hold Valle down and one to stomp her head, and it wasn't an "incident," it was an assault. And of course Paul didn't bother to mention that one of the attackers is a part of his campaign.
Oh, and Paul didn't mention that he has a full-page ad in today's Herald Leader, proudly touting, among others, the endorsement and support of Tim Profitt. (h/t Barefoot and Progressive)