Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Absolut Hypocrites

The boy takes a nice mugshot
The grandson of entertainer Ron Paul, the son of way-out Senator Rand Paul (who once said, "A free society will abide unofficial, private discrimination, even when that means allowing hate-filled groups to exclude people based on the color of their skin") was arrested on Saturday night in North Carolina after he got off an airplane.

William Hilton Paul, 19, was charged with underage drinking, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive.

19-year-old people are not supposed to be drinking alcohol.

No one of any age is supposed to be conducting themselves in a disorderly manner.  We're not allowed to go around in public while intoxicated and disruptive.

Ron Paul
No word from his father, who always has a lot to say about everything else under the sun, or his former congressman and erstwhile presidential candidate grandpa, who always has something crazy to say, one example of which would be the time he came out with,"You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let's just get rid of all the drug laws."

DUI Senator
I guess what we need is more politicians who lead clean, abstemious, upstanding lives.  Like Mike Crapo ("say it 'KRAY-po' ") who is a republican senator from Idaho.  Crapo often talks of his Mormon faith, which prohibits him from consuming alcohol.  So why was he in Alexandria (VA) District Court the other morning?

He admitted guzzling vodka tonics alone in his Capitol Hill apartment on the night of Dec. 22.  After that, he thought it would be a good idea to risk killing innocent drivers, passengers and pedestrians, so he got in a Jeep and drove through DC into Alexandria, where he blew a red light and then blew a 0.11 on a breath test. His arresting officer noted bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol.

Hauled before a judge, he copped a plea of guilty to drunken driving and received a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail, a $250 fine, a year’s suspension of his driver’s license and enrollment in an alcohol safety program.

But Senator, you have made a point of condemning the use of alcohol!  What say you now?

“I have recently made personal choices that are at odds with who I am, who Idahoans rightly believe me to be and who I strive to be,” is what he said after his ten-minute trial.

Don't you love how no one does anything wrong anymore?  No, we "make choices."  So, Senator Crapo, could you at least make the choice either to stop claiming to be stone cold sober all the time or start making extra bucks doing vodka ads?  One or the other.
At least young Paul was not behind the wheel of a car, or flying the plane on which he got in trouble, although, still, his parents need to sit him down and point out that his shenanigans could make the family look foolish.  Whoa.  Too late.

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