Rand Paul "Kidnapped" Girl, Tried to Force "Bong Hits" On Her...

@anniepa (27238)
United States
August 9, 2010 8:40pm CST
You can't make this stuff up! Below is an excerpt from a GQ article about "Rand Paul's kooky college days": The strangest episode of Paul's time at Baylor occurred one afternoon in 1983 (although memories about all of these events are understandably a bit hazy, so the date might be slightly off), when he and a NoZe brother paid a visit to a female student who was one of Paul's teammates on the Baylor swim team. According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, "He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They'd been smoking pot." After the woman refused to smoke with them, Paul and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of Waco, where they stopped near a creek. "They told me their god was 'Aqua Buddha' and that I needed to bow down and worship him," the woman recalls. "They blindfolded me and made me bow down to 'Aqua Buddha' in the creek. I had to say, 'I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.' At Baylor, there were people actively going around trying to save you and we had to go to chapel, so worshiping idols was a big no-no." Nearly 30 years later, the woman is still trying to make sense of that afternoon. "They never hurt me, they never did anything wrong, but the whole thing was kind of sadistic. They were messing with my mind. It was some kind of joke." She hadn't actually realized that Paul wound up leaving Baylor early. "I just know I never saw Randy after that—for understandable reasons, I think." (End of excerpt) Read more here: http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/08/gq-exclusive-rand-pauls-crazy-college-days-hint-theres-a-secret-society-involved.html Paul spokesman Jesse Benton didn't respond directly to Zengerle's question about the incident; I've e-mailed him to ask whether that story is true, and am also trying to reach the accuser. UPDATE: Benton repeated his non-denial to me in an e-mail, adding: "We'll leave National Enquirer-type stories about his teenage years to the tabloids where they belong." : http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0810/Charge_Rand_Paul_kidnapped_teammate_tried_to_force_her_to_take_bong_hits.html Any thoughts? Can you imagine Rand Paul belonging to a liberal "secret society" or do you believe his spokesman who said he had been a member of the Young Conservatives while at Baylor? It's interesting that the Paul camp hasn't confirmed nor denied this story. Annie
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
10 Aug 10
Well Obama never confirmed or denied that Oprah Winfrey was carrying his love child, but I nobody's making posts about that. Seriously though, this does sound like your typical Enquirer type garbage. Responding to it implies that it has some level of credibility when clearly it does not.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
I don't recall Oprah asserting that she's had such a pregnancy.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
10 Aug 10
I never heard of Oprah's alleged pregnancy either, Taskr, please tell me more and I promise to post about it. I agree, this does sound like something you'd read in The Enquirer but I also know some people seem to think that tabloid is now a credible source since they lucked out with the John Edwards scandal. I don't know if this part is true since I heard it on TV when I was half asleep and don't have any link but reportedly the Paul camp has indicated they may take legal action regarding this matter. Have you heard anything about that? For the record, I think this is just a bunch of silliness. If I'd intended to support Rand Paul this wouldn't change my mind. Annie
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
10 Aug 10
The bit about Oprah carrying Obama's love child was in the Enquirer. I remember back in 2008 seeing it at the grocery store. It was right next to the claim that Track Palin joined the military to avoid jail time. Both stories were bogus of course, but people actually believed the one about Track. I know GQ isn't exactly known for their political reporting, but the writer and magazine editor really should have known better than to print this story. If he sues for libel they could be forced to produce this woman and if she turns out to be a liar, or the facts are obviously false like she never went to Baylor or didn't even live in the same state, they could be paying out the ears for publishing this article.
@jb78000 (15173)
10 Aug 10
i have to say taskr has a point. this looks like tabloid unconfirmed muckracking at its finest.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
10 Aug 10
You're right, Wabbit! The problem is, GQ has apparently long been a respected publication. You can't prove it by me because I've never read it. Anyway, it goes to show how the lines have been blurred between "real news" and tabloid sensationalism. There was a time not so long ago when it was very easy to tell the difference. Today, not so much! Annie
@jb78000 (15173)
10 Aug 10
all that suggests is that the woman does exist, is who she says she is, and they didn't twist what she said. however it doesn't tell you if this is true, or the whole background to the story. at the worst you've got a thoughtless and rather cruel student prank - however there could be much more to it even if it is true. stories like this i'd ignore.
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
10 Aug 10
Well, if they were smoking pot, in all likelihood, they probably forgot about the incident. Not that is an excuse but it happened such a long time ago that the particular incident probably never registered on their pot clouded brains. Sounds like the woman played it off as one of those college practical jokes that got played on her which is probably why it hasn't been mentioned until now, some 30 years later. Well, if there ever is case for not smoking pot, this is a good one.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
10 Aug 10
Notice the woman insists on remaining anonymous because of her current job. I must say that while I've never smoked pot I know plenty of people who have and I don't know of any of them ever kidnapping or tying anyone up...lol! Annie
• United States
11 Aug 10
He is now saying he is thinking of sueing over the story and says it is a lie. I doubt very much with his libertarain views and his family upbrining that he was a member of a liberal group. It is a he said she said situation..he can't prove it is not true...she can't prove it is...that is what is wonderful about personal attacks...you don't have to prove you what you are saying is correct or even the truth...you can just throw it out there and see what happens.