On the heels of failing to meet his Roscoe obligations, the indicted Jesse Benton is out talking to the press and mentioning his grandfather-in-law, Ron Paul.
Something he never did before when more heavily involved in Rand Paul's presidential campaign.
Discussing the Audit-the-Fed bill, a bill which I think is at best a waste of time (SEE:Say No to 'Audit the Fed') , Jesse is quoted in the National Journal as saying:
“I think its a validation of one, the importance of the issue, and two, both of their leadership skills” said Jesse Benton, a former aide to both Pauls, who now serves as a consultant to the pro-Rand Paul America’s Liberty PAC...”The Pauls"? Up to now, I didn't even know Jesse knew you could use the Paul name in the plural.
“It’s to pass meaningful legislation,” he said. “The Pauls are not grandstanders. … This vote is a common-sense first step to sort of pragmatic fiscal policy.”...
“I think it’s a great way for him to connect with his own supporters, and his dad’s supporters and a lot of people out there who are really concerned about the Federal Reserve. … It’s a great way for Rand to capitalize on years and year and years of hard work and of course it comes at an opportune moment.
It is not clear if this introduction of Ron into the picture is a new Rand effort to increase contributions to his campaign, or if, you know, it is a solo effort by Jesse to get help from his grandfather-in-law with, ahem, the Roscoe obligations.