Paul Walks Out Over Racist-Newsletter Probe

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Ron Paul got so frustrated by CNN's Gloria Borger's questions in an interview regarding racist newsletters sent in his name during the 1990s that he actually took off his microphone and walked away.

Read a partial transcript of the conversation that proceeded his exit, courtesy of Mediaite:

Borger asked the Congressman if he had ever read the newsletters. “Did you ever object when you read them?”


“Why don’t you go back and look at what I said yesterday on CNN and what I’ve said for 20 something years. 22 years ago? I didn’t write them, I disavow them, That’s it.”

 “But you made money off them,”

“I was still practicing medicine,” Paul responded. “That’s probably why I wasn’t a very good publisher, I had to make a living.”

When it comes to difficult and uncomfortable questions, it's very likely that this is only the beginning. (If Obama got irked and walked off the set every time someone pushed an issue he perceived as "asked and answered," we might never see him on TV.) So whatever his relationship to the newsletters, Paul will probably want to practice remaining composed as he pursues his party's nomination.

Read more at Mediaite.

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