Sunday, April 4, 2010

Rand Paul spokesman was promoter of 9/11 was an inside job conspiracy

Rand Paul spokesman Chris Hightower, noted below to have found it amusing to compare Trey Grayson to Adolf Hitler, was not forced to resign or even so much as apologize by Rand Paul or his campaign manager for this behavior. They had no problem with it, apparently. After the drip, drip, drip continued and it was exposed to the press he was an outspoken promoter of the "9/11 was an inside job" conspiracy, had tolerated and allowed racist posts on his myspace space (including a prominent vulgar location that Hightower had posted himself on the site), the Rand Paul campaign found that it was politically too toxic to keep him around and asked him to resign from the campaign. Hightower also appears to have had anti-Christian lyrics posted as part of a rock band he was in. This was all publicly available, yet either the Rand Paul campaign did nothing to even halfway check out the person it was hiring into this key role or they knew about it and had no problem with it. But most telling is when asked by the Courier-Journal if Rand Paul agreed with his former spokesman's belief that 9/11 was an inside job, the Rand Paul campaign couldn't even definitively that it wasn't - the response was that it was a "complicated situation" with "truth on both sides." Apparently not wanting to upset the out of state money bombers who are fueling his campaign.