May 212010
 

From Meet the Press guest list for May 23, 2010:

This Sunday, Meet the Press is the only place to see both of Tuesday’s big primary winners. A major Tea Party victory in Kentucky gives Washington outsider Rand Paul the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate but some of his positions are already creating a controversy. He joins us exclusively for his only Sunday morning interview.

Not so fast…

Paul Backs Out Of Meet The Press Appearance

At the end of a rocky week, newly chosen Senate nominee Rand Paul (R-KY) has canceled a planned interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” citing exhaustion. It’s only the third cancellation from a major guest in 62 years, the show’s Executive Producer Betsy Fischer said in an interview this afternoon.

“It is a big deal when somebody cancels an appearance,” she said. …

She said the only other cancellations from major guests were Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in 1996 and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar on May 18, 2003.

He’s been the Republican nominee for three whole days now and is already pleading exhaustion. What’s he going to do if he actually (by some outside miracle) gets the job for which he is ostensibly running?

I think Crooks and Liars has a pretty good handle on this whole situation…

In the end, Paul’s meltdown is indicative of a novice candidate suddenly thrust onto the national stage and shown to be wildly unprepared. Somewhat reminiscent of a former Vice-Presidential candidate.

Yep, the Republicans definitely have another Sarah Palin on their hands. Seems to be about as good as they can do these days.

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(This is going to be fun.)

Do not be surprised if the only national public appearances made by Rand Paul between now and November are on the FOX News Channel.
 

May 202010
 

Watch as the Republican party’s newest candidate for United States Senator, Rand Paul of Kentucky, explains to Rachel Maddow why he believes it should be legal for private businesses in the United States to discriminate on the basis of race (among other things)…

The man is definitely a Republican.

The truly sad part of this whole thing is that what he says is really going to resonate with the people of the southern United States, who are, after all, the people he is running to represent. And he knows it. As do his handlers.

Are white sheets and pointed hats coming back into style?

UPDATE: Folks, it looks like we have a Sarah Palin clone here. Mr. Rand is now blaming his ignorance, bigotry and stupidity on “liberal media attacks” and “wild, dishonest smears.” I kid you not. You can check it out on his website.