Rand Paul Aide Resigns After Confederate Views Stir Controversy
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#1 Jul 22, 2013
Source: Huffington Post
An aide to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) whose past remarks on the Confederacy and Abraham Lincoln stirred controversy earlier this month has resigned.
In an email to the Daily Caller posted Sunday evening, Jack Hunter said he has left Paul's office to further pursue a career in political punditry:Ive long been a conservative, and years ago, a much more politically incorrect (and campy) one, Hunter said in an email.But theres a significant difference between being politically incorrect and racist. Ive also become far more libertarian over the years, a philosophy that encourages a more tolerant worldview, through the lens of which I now look back on some of my older comments with embarrassment.
Hunter, a self-professed "Southern Avenger," came under fire after the Washington Free Beacon reported on his pro-Confederate views. Hunter, who co-wrote Paul's 2011 book, has said Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth's "heart was in the right place" and that he "raise a personal toast every May 10" in honor of Booth's birthday. He also has worn a Confederate flag mask during public appearances.
Paul defended Hunter in an interview with The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, calling his aide "incredibly talented," but acknowledging that his racially charged writings were "absolutely stupid."
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/rand...
Too late. Can't put the dixie flag back into the toothpaste tube.
#2 Jul 25, 2013
More Republican bigots.
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