Your Black Politics reports:
If Dr. Ron Paul is going to remain in the big leagues, he might want to develop a tougher skin. When he was an irrelevant third-party Libertarian candidate, no one cared enough to dig up his dirt; now poised to run as a Republican candidate in what is a wide-open field -- if we ignore Newt Gingrich, the mud-slinging is thicker than George W. Bush’s skull.
Making the media rounds lately, are some newsletters from the 80s and 90s in which someone, allegedly Paul, made extremely racially inflammatory comments, including referring to African-Americans as “animals.” Consistently refuting the claims, Paul says that he did not conduct oversight over written views that were going out under his name, and has continued to remind potential voters that his politics over the years have in no way reflected the views expressed in the controversial newsletters.
When CNN’s Gloria Borger asked Paul about the racist newsletters , he again denied knowledge of them, responding:
“Why don’t you go back and look at what I said yesterday on CNN and what I’ve said for 20 something years. 22 years ago? I didn’t write them, I disavow them, That’s it.”
After continued to hurl questions at him, even asking him about the reports that he made millions from the distribution of the newsletters in 1993, Paul held firm":
“I was still practicing medicine,” Paul responded. “That’s probably why I wasn’t a very good publisher, I had to make a living…. I’d like to see that money. I never read that stuff. I was probably aware of it ten years after it was written and it’s been going on 20 years that people have pestered me about this and CNN does it every single time. So when are you going to wear yourself out?”
We have to give Borger an ‘E’ for effort though, because she would not let the man off the hook; but then Paul decided that he had had enough.
He simply took off his microphone and walked away.
When Borger talked to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, master of the “Dougie” and beat-boxing” after taking lessons from Hip-Hop legend Doug E. Fresh, she basically said that Paul would have to get over himself:
“I did have to ask them. He clearly thinks its irrelevant.” Borger explained to Blitzer. “He thinks it’s been asked and answered…It’s clearly a question he’d rather not be asked.”