Ron Paul, You're So Sound Money

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Sept. 16 2011 6:25 PM

Ron Paul, You're So Sound Money

I get a lot of campaign announcements. This one, I treasure.

The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that actor Vince Vaughn will introduce Dr. Paul at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC).
 
The exchange will take place tonight, Friday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time in Reno, Nevada.
 
“Ron and Vince are friends, with Vince not merely interested in Dr. Paul’s philosophy but he also graciously invited Dr. and Mrs. Paul to the premier of his film ‘Couples Retreat,’” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton, referring to the October 6, 2009 film premier in California.
 
Mr. Vaughn, for his part, endorsed Dr. Paul’s 2009 book End the Fed  with the following enthusiastic quote: “Everyone must read this book—Congressmen and college students, Democrats and Republicans—all Americans.”
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Paul's appeal to celebrities is a little bit like his appeal to independents. They ignore the conservatism; they enjoy the plain-talking and hammering of government agencies that seem to be failing. And this is the segue I will use to give you: John Mayer explaining the merits of the 2008 Paul candidacy to Justin Long.


UPDATE: Putting up one Ron Paul related video means getting tipped off to 10 more. In this one, a man forgets to cite Article I, Section 8, and gets a DUI as a result.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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