Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ron Paul on Meet the Press

Republican presidential candidate and libertarian maverick Ron Paul was Tim Russert's guest on last sunday's Meet the Press. I must say that this interview looked like a sad attempt to make Ron Paul look bad. Unfortunately for Russert, this interview only made Tim look bad. Nice try though Timmy. Some of my favorite exchanges in this one were as follows:

MR. RUSSERT: So if Iran invaded Israel, what do we do?

REP. PAUL: Well, they're not going to. That is like saying "Iran is about
to invade Mars." I mean, they have nothing. They don't have an army or
navy or air force. And Israelis have 300 nuclear weapons. Nobody would
touch them.

Oh and then there's this beauty:

MR. RUSSERT: You say you're a strict constructionist of the Constitution,
and yet you want to amend the Constitution to say that children born here
should not automatically be U.S. citizens.

REP. PAUL: Well, amending the Constitution is constitutional. What's
a--what's the contradiction there?

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