Rand Paul hit Jack Conway during yesterday’s Senate debate in Kentucky for a wildly misleading ad about a college prank from almost thirty years ago. In this clip, Paul explains that he has been a committed pro-life Christian, and that Conway had crossed a line by attacking his religious commitment in a campaign ad. Paul finishes by asking Conway, ““Have you no decency? Have you no shame?”
Conway’s answer, according to the Courier-Journal, is a resounding no:
“Jack, you should be ashamed of yourself,” said Paul, who described himself as a “pro-life Christian” and refused to shake Conway’s hand after the debate. “Have you no decency? Have you no shame?”
During the debate at the University of Louisville, Conway defended his attacks, which stemmed from published allegations about Paul’s time at Baylor, and refused to apologize.
“Why did he freely join a group known for mocking, for making fun of people with faith?” Conway asked. “And … when is it ever a good idea to tie up a woman and ask her to kneel before a false idol, your god, which you call Aqua Buddha?”
The only person in the world who has ever taken Aqua Buddha seriously appears to be Jack Conway. Does Aqua Buddha appear to him in his dreams? Does Conway shake with fear at the thought that Aqua Buddha might be corrupting the minds of Kentucky’s youth?
More to the point, what does a college drinking joke from 1982 have to do with governance today? If this is what occupies Conway’s waking thoughts, then every Kentuckian must have a job, every Kentuckian must be properly educated, and every Kentuckian must be sure that their life, liberty, and property are fully secure and need no protection from the rule of law or from the runaway agenda of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama.
Small wonder that Paul refused to shake Conway’s hand at the end:
Will Kentucky voters punish Conway by giving him the brush-off in two weeks?