Rand Paul should watch the company he keeps


If you watched the GOP debate last week, you had an opportunity to see presidential candidate Rand Paul point fingers and call names in an attempt to win voters over and stand out among the other candidates.

Except he forgot one of the cardinal rules: “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

The Kentucky Senator took on Gov. Chris Christie about national security records and hugging President Barack Obama while insinuating that perhaps Donald Trump and his prior views on health insurance should look into running for another party.

So with all the baiting and judging Paul was doing, I find it interesting that he would have the nerve to point out the flaws in other people’s campaign while the campaign manager for his 2010 senate run and consultant to the super PAC that is supporting his presidential campaign, Jesse Benton, is indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy and other charges related to the $70,000 bribery of a political official. The charges come from Paul’s father, Ron, presidential run.

With this knowledge, I find it hard to believe that you would criticize someone for not being conservative enough. Especially when you’re running on the platform of getting rid of the nation’s debt. How can you be trusted to manage the country’s debt but you have a tendency to hire/pay/consultant with those that have a history of misappropriating funds? Considering that you have worked closely with this person in the past, on both you and your father’s campaign and he’s married into the family, you had to know that something was wrong or just wasn’t adding up.

You see, the statement about watching the company you keep rings true here. Birds of a feather flock together and crooks commit crimes together. With the black cloud of this indictment/trial over the campaign, I can’t help but to think about Richard Nixon’s most memorable quote:  “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”  Of course, he wasn’t telling the whole truth here.

While Paul may not be a crook, he is not above being associated with a few so who knows who he would hire to look after $7 million?

I’m just saying.


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