Tuesday, October 19, 2010


If I lived in Kentucky I would almost certainly be voting for Democrat Jack Conway in this year's race for United States Senate, because I find that I agree with him on most of the important issues. He is a promising leader who inspires confidence. I must admit that there is a part of me, though, that kind of wants his Republican opponent Rand Paul to win, just for the entertainment value of seeing what might unfold with him in office for the next six years.

I find Paul's involvement in the NoZe Brotherhood during his college years at Baylor University to be most intriguing. The anonymous allegation regarding a college prank involving abduction, forced pot smoking and the worship of "Aqua Buddha" is bizarre and somewhat hilarious. But Rand Paul's take on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the extremely limited role that he believes government should play in our lives, is disconcerting and rather frightening. His ideas are too unorthodox for me to take seriously, and this causes me some concern because it is looking like Paul may well win the election.

In the end, it's a moot point because I live in Indiana and am not eligible to vote in the Conway-Paul race. But I'll be watching with interest to see who wins.