October 31, 2007
I have to say that watching Ron Paul on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno was one of those surreal occurences, like an out-of-body experience, that leave one wondering: Did that really happen? Well, yes, it did: that was What’s-His-Name of the Sex Pistols calling out “Hello, Mr. Paul!” in between the snarling refrain of “Anarchy in the UK.” Ron Paul meeting the Sex Pistols is like matter meeting anti-matter, and yet one called out to the other, and, instead of an explosion of cosmic proportions, there was … harmonic convergence.
Jay Leno‘s interview was pretty telling: Leno is Everyman, and his bafflement—you mean, get rid of the IRS?—and yet willingness to give Paul the benefit of a doubt reflects what the campaign is up against. I note that, after an extended discussion of economics, Leno got into the Iraq question, and noted that this is what got him interested in the Paul campaign.
It’s great that there’s one candidate out there who is talking about the consequences of having an empire—Paul uses that word—an American Empire that is costing us trillions that could be spent here at home. Instead, we are throwing our wealth—and the lives of our children—down a neo-colonialist rat hole.
Today Leno, tomorrow New Hampshire.
Here’s the video: