“He didn’t say anything about that, but I suppose he would support it since he’s a libertarian,” I said.
“A libertarian!” snapped Buckwheat. “I thought you said he was a libertine!”
“No, he’s a believer in the philosophy of limited government and maximum political freedom,” I explained.
“Jest a minute!” Buckwheat inquired, sounding puzzled. “Jest which here Paul is we talking about?”
“Why Rand Paul, of course,” I replied, “the Tea Party candidate who won the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Kentucky.”
“Rand Paul!” squeaked Buckwhat. “I thought you was talking about RuPaul!”
I folded the newspaper and heaved a sigh.
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