Thursday, April 23, 2015

Son of Rand

Rand Paul's son, William Hilton Paul, was involved in another alcohol related incident.

When I first saw a report on this yesterday, I wasn't going to comment. I figured I would give the kid a break. If I was the son of a politician, I'd probably drink too.

That said, mainstream media jumped on the story as though Rand's son was running for office. 

I saw reports on the story across the board from NBC to HuffPo, and CNN even sent a Breaking News Alert to my cell phone on the incident, so I am not breaking new news here. The news is out.

It appears that William, 22, has a problem. This is his third alcohol related scrape with the law. 

He was once cited for possession of alcohol while underage at a Kentucky racetrack. In a 2013 drunken outburst, he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 22-year-old female flight attendant on a jet bound for Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

In the current incident. according to witness reports, he  was “revving his engine” while sitting alone in his vehicle shortly before he crashed it into a parked car in front of him.

Cops found him in the driver’s seat “belligerent” and with “a strong odor of alcohol."

William, who attends the University of Kentucky, failed a field sobriety test. He then refused to undergo a blood-alcohol test, the ­paper said.

In addition to the DUI, William was charged with failure to maintain required auto insurance, police said.

He was treated for facial injuries at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital and was kept at the hospital and not taken to jail because of his injuries, the Herald-Leader ­reported.

A spokesman for Rand’s presidential campaign sounded like a Kennedy spokesperson and told NyPo the senator “does not comment on any private matters in regards to his family.”

I hope things work themselves out for William. It appears he has demons that he has to deal with. The rest of us have to deal with his father and the perception that he delivers to the general public that he is somehow a libertarian.

I need a drink.


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