Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ron Paul and the founder of Stormfront?

Hrmm. It seems that our favorite presidential candidate has received a donation from the founder of the Stormfront White Nationalist website. (If you want to take a look, google it. I'm not gonna give 'em any more traffic than I have to.) It seems that someone has been going through Dr. Paul's contributions list and found this fella had donated $500. When whoever was looking into it contacted Dr. Paul's campaign about whether he would keep the donation, the reply was "Yes."

I imagine that answer might astound some who would consider it political suicide. However, I absolutely love the spin that spokesman Jesse Benton put on it:

"Dr. Paul stands for freedom, peace, prosperity and inalienable rights. If someone with small ideologies happens to contribute money to Ron, thinking he can influence Ron in any way, he's wasted his money," Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said. "Ron is going to take the money and try to spread the message of freedom. And that's $500 less that this guy has to do whatever it is that he does." (emphasis mine)

Darn straight.

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