imageRon Paul says he didn’t write the newsletters, he hasn’t even read them!  Well, actually…

Ron Paul now says he accepts “some responsibility” for controversial newsletters, published in the 1980s and 1990s under Paul’s name, that spoke of coming race wars in the United States.

“These were sentences that were put in, I think it was a total of eight or 10 sentences and it was bad stuff — it, it wasn’t a reflection of my views at all,” said Paul in response to a caller’s question on WHO’s Jan Mickelson radio show in Iowa. “I think it was terrible. It was tragic and I had some responsibility because the [letter went out under my name].”

By the way that caller was our own David Shedlock who was able to get at least a couple of his questions answered.  Below is the video:


Now this demonstrates that he did have some involvement.  I’m curious what kind of person allows his name to be put on a newsletter and doesn’t edit or read them.  I understand being busy, believe me I do.  If something controversial is said on this blog I hear about it, read it, and deal with it if I need to.  This is on a daily basis all while working two jobs.  This is something he has put out on just a monthly basis since 1976.  Come on, how hard is it to keep tabs on one little newsletter that your name is attached to?

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  1. Ive heard the Romney eat childrens livers and throw the remains on a pyre.

    Gingrich biggest wish is becomming a woman the same dude said.

    Is it true just because someone say so?

    1. They were right in the newsletters, don’t be so blinded by your devotion to Dr. Paul. I’m not making it up, and Ron Paul took at least partial responsibility for them during the radio interview.

  2. I guess he’d had a few hours after the rally to think about how to answer David’s question. 🙂

    A couple snippets from some Web stories:

    * Contrary to his statements to CNN last week, it was not until 2001, that he first claimed that [the] newsletters were not written by him.
    * “And everybody knows I didn’t write them [the newsletters], and it’s not my sentiment, so it’s sort of politics as usual.”

    Now, from the “Mickelson radio show”:

    Well, the news…, the newsletters, uh, were, uh, written, you know, a long time ago, and I wrote a certain portion of ’em.  I would write the economics….

    So much for him not having the time to write them (last week’s excuse).  What, does he have a different answer for each day of the week?? 

    “Well, um, I didn’t really write any of the articles–I just authored them, you know.  And of course, it wasn’t just me.  I mean, Bambi helped some too.”  😉

    Somebody needs to get this guy a database to help him keep track of all the different versions of his story!  LOL.

  3. This [M. Bachmann thing] is yet another seemingly endless example of how nutty Iowans and the Iowa caucus are. Many Iowans, especially Shane, seem to be as much a part of the “Clown Car” as those right wing Tea Party Republicans who are running around Iowa begging for Iowans for votes. Sad, but telling. If we were in charge, the Iowa caucus would not get national media coverage, just keep it local. Other Americans are tired of this nonsense. We don’t care how Iowans vote. Just do it and get over it. Thank God, this will be over in a few days. Then, maybe the national media will go back to telling us more about a national problem — 14 million Americans who can’t find jobs, put food on the table for their children, and a roof over their heads.

    1. You don’t think this circus will continue in New Hamphsire, South Carolina, Florida, Arizona and all across America?  Arghghrrhrhrhr (in my best Howard Dean voice).

  4. I don’t think Paul wrote the passages I’ve seen from his newsletters… BUT, he has to focus on his own moral responsibility for the publication and give voters an opportunity to forgive him.  His Super PAC has produced an ad that may encourage voters to do just that:

  5. Thanks Shane for the shameless plug. The second question and answer was a classic of avoidance.  I was asking about his conspiracy theory that the Feds were gonna round up all our old money and make us use traceable money and give our life story if we turned in more than a $1000.   He decided to talk about inflation instead of the kooky ideas in his newsletter.   

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