Rand Paul’s “kidnap” victim: Oh, by the way, he didn’t kidnap me

posted at 3:13 pm on August 11, 2010 by Allahpundit

In case anyone still cares about this story, good news: What was obviously some sort of hazing prank is now fully confirmed as … some sort of hazing prank.

The woman said that much of the subsequent coverage of her allegations missed a key nuance: As a participant in a college ritual, where lines between acquiescence and victimization are often blurry, she was largely playing along with the notion that she was being forced to follow Paul’s orders.

“I went along because they were my friends,” she said. “There was an implicit degree of cooperation in the whole thing. I felt like I was being hazed.”…

She reiterated that they took her to a room filled with pot smoke and told her to partake, but she emphasized that she hadn’t been forced. “He did not drug me,” she said. “He did not force me physically in any way.”

She said they then “took me out to this creek and made me worship Aqua Buddha.” And she added that the whole thing was so “weird” that afterwards she ended relations with Paul and his friends.

That’s from Greg Sargent, who complains that by focusing on the obviously bogus “kidnapping” charge, Paul’s campaign is ducking the more luridly explosive allegations about blindfolding and, um, “Aqua Buddha.” Which is fair enough: If Jack Conway is elected, I hope we’ll get the congressional probe into Aqua Buddha’s origins that America deserves.

Coming soon from GQ: “Rand Paul: The Purple Nurple Years.”



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Are people not familiar with fraternity rituals, or those on athletic teams? Weird is the norm…

changer1701 on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Breaking: Rand Paul failed to properly clean his bong on a regular basis back in the early 80′s. Now back to you, Keef.

JammieWearingFool on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Just like calling it on the white board chick on chive.com, I mentioned this AquaBudda dope smoking thing sounded like a hazing incident we used to do in college.

dang, I’m on a roll today. That’s 2 for me. yeah me!

ramrants on August 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Young Barry O lives with a Pakistani drug dealer in NYC, and mysteriously travels to Paki for ????, and hangs out in the smoking area with marxists and other leftys, and it’s “Nothing to see here…move along folks…

ornery_independent on August 11, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Rand ‘s daddy obviously never told him that it’s the CIA sponsored aliens who are responsible for kidnapping people.

catmman on August 11, 2010 at 3:18 PM

I knew I should have gone to college.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:18 PM

My pet concern troll told me this could be a game changer.

artist on August 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Charles Johnson will be sooo disappointed.

Go RBNY on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM

My pet concern troll told me this could be a game changer.

artist on August 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Try marinating it in your truck. I hear concern troll and pepper is divine.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM

The Aqua Buddha is real. Best not to make jokes about him; people who have ridiculed him have sometimes…gone missing.

Bishop on August 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Pleasantly surprised thus far that Rand hasn’t turned out to be near the loon his old man is. I hope that holds true for another 3 months.

BuzzCrutcher on August 11, 2010 at 3:23 PM

All praise be to Aqua Buddha!

Pablo on August 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM

….and we still can’t get decent information on Obama’s Harvard years, let alone his record.

lol.

rickyricardo on August 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM

The Aqua Buddha is real. Best not to make jokes about him; people who have ridiculed him have sometimes…gone missing.

Bishop on August 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Are you saying the Aqua Buddha kidnapped someone? Quick, call GQ!

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:30 PM

This just in: Rand Paul allegedly administered a “wet willie” to a classmate in 1973. He’s has also been accused of inflicting noogies, t1tty twisters and most damning, an Atomic Wedgie. Developing…

RadClown on August 11, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Are people not familiar with fraternity rituals, or those on athletic teams? Weird is the norm…

changer1701 on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

My sense is that many people quietly toss their thoughts and memories of their frat/soro days into a ‘memory hole’ once they’re older. Sometimes because they participated in events which they would rather not recall, and/or knew friends who did.
—–
Calvin: (Looking at an old yearbook) “Is this you with the keg and the ‘Party Naked’ T-Shirt?”

Dad: “Give me thaaaaaat!”

Dark-Star on August 11, 2010 at 3:30 PM

She reiterated that they took her to a room filled with pot smoke and told her to partake, but she emphasized that she hadn’t been forced. “He did not drug me,” she said. “He did not force me physically in any way.”

Bill Clinton disappointed….

Tim Burton on August 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM

An obscure blog claims to have video of Rand pulling the tags off of mattresses.

tommyboy on August 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Is that done in the bed and do you have to run over it first?

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Bishop on August 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Regarding conversation we had last week. Fuel pump and I help the boys lift the bed of the truck off. Cost $286 compared to $1011 from Government Motors. I just know we will be getting dividend checks soon.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM

A hazing incident that happened years ago, and is now only coming to light because Rand is running for public office? This is a story?

I think I’ll keep focusing on the fact that this president is out to destroy our country. I think that’s time better spent, trying to find ways to stop it!!

capejasmine on August 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM

The craziest I got during my college years was acting in plays while completely wasted. Oh, and the time I called up the police department and asked them if it was illegal to use a flamethrower to cut the grass.

MadisonConservative on August 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Sounds like Breit-BART strikes again? Or this broad is just a Levi Johnston type liar. Next up, she’s running for mayor of Padukah!

azkag on August 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Anyone see Tim Tebow’s current do? Need I say more about hazing? Seriously, this is stupid. GQ should be embarrassed, but I doubt they will be.

lizzie beth on August 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM

OT: Ground Zero Mosque Imam paid to fundraise? By us?

The State Department is sending Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the proposed Islamic center near ground zero, on a tour of Persian Gulf states to “discuss Muslim life in America and religious tolerance.” spokesman P.J. Crowley said… [he was] questioned whether Rauf would use the trip to raise funds for the $100 million project,

faraway on August 11, 2010 at 3:36 PM

A hazing incident that happened years ago, and is now only coming to light because Rand is running for public office? This is a story?

capejasmine on August 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Only if you have an R behind you name.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:36 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM
Is that done in the bed and do you have to run over it first?

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Apparently, it can be ALIVE.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:38 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Just as well, to many questions and too much paperwork.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Man, my college years were mighty tame, in comparison.

Out: Allahpundit

In: Aqua Buddha

blatantblue on August 11, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Wasn’t this part of the Swim Team Hazing?

Aqua Buddha? (Water-God)

Meh.

portlandon on August 11, 2010 at 3:41 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:38 PM
Just as well, to many questions and too much paperwork.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Damn linky thingy didn’t worky for me. NY man accused of marinating a LIVE cat in his trunk. He was stopped for running a stop sign and the cat, covered in pepper, was rescued…The cat, formally named ‘Navarro’, now named Oliver, is currently working on an interview with GQ and filing suit against his ex-owner.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

The media nation owes Rand Paul an apology

/Surely Charade

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Damn linky thingy didn’t worky for me. NY man accused of marinating a LIVE cat in his trunk. He was stopped for running a stop sign and the cat, covered in pepper, was rescued…The cat, formally named ‘Navarro’, now named Oliver, is currently working on an interview with GQ and filing suit against his ex-owner.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Dang! Just checking back in. I saw the update! :/

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

College high-jinks? Paul is more normal than I thought.

LASue on August 11, 2010 at 3:44 PM

The craziest I got during my college years was acting in plays while completely wasted. Oh, and the time I called up the police department and asked them if it was illegal to use a flamethrower to cut the grass.

MadisonConservative on August 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Rebel.

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Where is CNN? Why don’t they interview Rand over and over and over to get to the bottom of this smear campaign against him!?! Clearly this was Brrreeitbarrt’s fault!

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Am I being stupid? A real cat? Trolls are one thing but this is unacceptable.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Am I being stupid? A real cat? Trolls are one thing but this is unacceptable.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Yep… up in Tonawanda (former terrorist capital of NY)

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Sounds like labeling it “former” might be a bit premature.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM
Am I being stupid? A real cat? Trolls are one thing but this is unacceptable.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Yes. I blame Meaty…I avoided the story this morning, but Meaty posted it and well, my dog keeps giving me great recipes for the cat…

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Are people not familiar with fraternity rituals, or those on athletic teams? Weird is the norm…

changer1701 on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

I wondered the same thing. Eons ago when I pledged a sorority we were forced, I tell you FORCED, to do things that looking back were stupid. Some of them involved embarrassment, some involved alcohol and some of them involved some degree of discomfort. I wonder if I should look up the pledge master and vent my anguish – of course it would have to be done anonymously since I’ve risen to be queen of the known universe. /

katiejane on August 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Sounds like labeling it “former” might be a bit premature.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Well, it’s hard to top the NYC Ground Zero Training Center… although, Gutfeld might try!

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Yes. I blame Meaty…I avoided the story this morning, but Meaty posted it and well, my dog keeps giving me great recipes for the cat…

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Hey… it was a happy ending! Plus, his neighbors were a real hoot.

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:52 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM
Hey… it was a happy ending! Plus, his neighbors were a real hoot.

MeatHeadinCA on August 11, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Shhhh. Don’t tell Al Gore that…he’ll be jetting off to NY toot sweet.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Are people not familiar with fraternity rituals, or those on athletic teams? Weird is the norm…

changer1701 on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

As evidenced by Tim Tebow’s current haircut.

Dominion on August 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM

So, now we know the standard that should be used to judge candidates for national office. Maybe Tea Parties should send a message to media covering every Senate, Governor and House race and ask them if we’re using the “Rand Paul standard” or the “Obama standard” for delving into their past.

hawksruleva on August 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Wait till you read what his senior thesis said about aqua buddhas. You won’t believe it! – WaPo.

lorien1973 on August 11, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Another journO!list fail. Nice try, Zengerle….

djm1992 on August 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Next GQ will have an interview of the squirrels mother that Paul killed and glued to his head //

iam7545 on August 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Slate: Racist ‘Rand fan’ actually Obama supporter

Also with an image if him “campaigning for Barack Obama.”

Brass on August 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Yeah but was he dealing on the Obowma street corner? Now that would be an infraction of territory.

tarpon on August 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM

There’s something about an Aqua Bhudda man…

oddball on August 11, 2010 at 4:24 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM

LOL!!!

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Just like calling it on the white board chick on chive.com, I mentioned this AquaBudda dope smoking thing sounded like a hazing incident we used to do in college.

dang, I’m on a roll today. That’s 2 for me. yeah me!

ramrants on August 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM

In all fairness, everyone knew the white board girl was a hoax. She would have been suing for sexual harassment with Gloria Allred in tow if that would have really happened.

ButterflyDragon on August 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM

hawksruleva on August 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

+1

barnone on August 11, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Rand Paul sure seems like a likeable guy. He also seems pretty sharp, but he needs to learn how to play his cards a little closer to his vest.

saiga on August 11, 2010 at 5:05 PM

The craziest I got during my college years was acting in plays while completely wasted.

MadisonConservative on August 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Explains the fat chick love and the beta male thing.

CWforFreedom on August 11, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Breaking: Rand Paul failed to properly clean his bong on a regular basis back in the early 80’s. Now back to you, Keef.

JammieWearingFool on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Well, it certainly doesn’t disqualify him for service in the Senate.

But just keep in mind kids – proper bong maintenance is good stoner etiquette. A clean bong is a happy bong, and a happy bong leads to happy bong hits, and happy bong hits lead to happy bong hitters.

This public service address brought to you by the Committee for Bong Hits for Jesus.

JohnGalt23 on August 11, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Will Tim Tebow sue his fellow teammates for his embarrassing haircut ………….. stay tuned.

SC.Charlie on August 11, 2010 at 6:41 PM

BFD. We used to catch a buzz and steal kegs from the front porches of frats because we wanted free beer. We called it ingenuity, but if I ever enter politics, someone will probably escalate it to grand larceny. Raise your hand if you were one of the few who didn’t do anything illegal, immoral, or fattening during college. If this is the best they can come up with, libs are getting truly desperate.

College Prof on August 11, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Here I thought an Aqua Buddha was a french toilet?

coyoterex on August 11, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Where was the fuss about Toonces admitting he snorted ‘blow’ in college?

fossten on August 11, 2010 at 9:23 PM