As if his ever-changing story about how newsletters published under his name came to contain racist, anti-semitic, homophobic, conspiracy-mongering commentary weren’t bad enough, Ron Paul apparently can’t count:
[The GOP presidential candidate] on Thursday downplayed the fringe aspects of his old newsletters, saying on an Iowa radio program that the most offensive passages were probably only a small portion of the overall content.
“There were many times I did not edit the entire letter and other things were put in,” he told a caller on the Jan Mickelson radio show. “I was not aware of the details until many years later. These were sentences that were put in, eight or 10 sentences. It wasn’t a reflection of my views at all. It got in the letter and I thought it was terrible.”
Ah yes, the passive-aggressive tense. “Put in,” like, y’know, “mistakes were made.”
When Paul saw that one of those few “put-in” sentences “out of 10,000 pages” was “terrible,” did he demand that it not happen again? Did he say the next time it happened it would mean the writer’s or editor’s job? Did he at least say “tsk-tsk”?
Of course not.
As ought to be clear to every Ron Paul defender by now, with his shifting explanation about the newsletters, his claims of not having written them or read them or even knowing who wrote them—and now his claim that the offensive parts constituted just a handful of sentences—he has sculpted a towering pile of horseshit, the political version of the dog ate my homework.
As can be seen here to anyone who wants to take a fecal bath, there are far more than 8 or 10 offensive comments. They span several years. Contrary to what Paul was saying just days ago, he now admits that he wrote parts of these newsletters, but just the economic stuff. Much of that content is not offensive, just crazy. But to believe he didn’t see the non-economic stuff before it was published, that things were “put in” that he didn’t know about, is equally crazy.