You may have heard about this:
(Rand) Paul hired Jack Hunter, 39, to help write his book The Tea Party Goes to Washington during his 2010 Senate run. Hunter joined Paul’s office as his social media director in August 2012.
From 1999 to 2012, Hunter was a South Carolina radio shock jock known as the “Southern Avenger.” He has weighed in on issues such as racial pride and Hispanic immigration, and stated his support for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Steve M makes a good point:
The most interesting aspect of the story is the source: the Washington Free Beacon, run by Palin apologist and Bill Kristol son-in-law Matthew Continetti….
I think the Beacon feels free to go after Rand not because of the racism, but because a publication run by Bill Kristol’s son-in-law is inevitably going to be very, very skeptical of people with isolationist tendencies, even if they’re not absolute. I strongly suspect that if Rand were a hawk, this story wouldn’t have run.
I’m not a big fan of the Pauls. I agree with Ron’s critique of American foreign policy to some extent but the family’s been in bed with racist, anti-Semitic loonies too long for me to ignore. Also too, I get sick of Glenn Greenwald and Young Conor telling me I’m a hypocrite for not liking them more.