Sara has more on the not so wonderful Ron Paul. Sara writes from the great blog Orcinius. Here she quotes the late, great Molly Ivins:
I think my favorite issue here is Paul's 1993 newsletter advising ''Frightened Americans'' on how to get their money out of the country. He advised that Peruvian citizenship could be purchased for a mere 25 grand. That we should all become Peruvians is one of the more innovative suggestions of this festive campaign season. But what will the Peruvians think of it?
Jeez Louise, who'd a thunk it would be so easy & so cheap. I, of course, along with millions more, couldn't afford it, so I guess we'd just be coca out of luck.Here's Sara herself with the seductive problem with Paul, one that the young ex(with good reason)-newspaper reporter just couldn't resist. & he claimed his new marriage was going so well. Go figure.
As a libertarian leftist, I understand viscerally the charm of Paul's message. Who wouldn't be charmed? He's anti-war, anti-torture, anti-drug war, and anti-corporation -- a real progressive dream date. Until you reflect on the fact that he's also anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-environment, anti-sane immigration policy, and apparently, anti-separation of church and state as well:....
Go read the whole thing. It will do your heart good. It's full of that wonderful great Pacific Northwest Wobblyist writing. Emphasis added.
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