Ron Paul: "I've Never Been Afraid To Be Bold."Submitted by Chris Conspiraski on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:55
I don't know if Ron Paul is going to start taking advantage of his newly rediscovered freedom as a regular person no longer burdened with a congressional seat to really start speaking his mind, but if he does start speaking some truths so honest they hurt, let us not say we weren't warned.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was inducted into the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame, enshrined for a home run that he hit in the 1970s. The most striking statement by Paul, known for his independent libertarian streak and his perennial presidential candidacy, was his clothing choice.
Clothed in a late-1970s Houston Astros uniform — dubbed by many as one of the ugliest in the history of sports — Paul, when asked by Roll Call of his sartorial preferences, played up his token line.
“I’ve never been afraid to be bold,” he said.
During his short-lived Congressional baseball career, “They always put me in center, but I had trouble with it, so I insisted they put me in right field,” the libertarian icon said.
His son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), however, was a bit more blunt.
“My guess is that he has no idea that (his Astros throw-back uniform) was dubbed one of the 10 ugliest. But here’s the good news: How many people can wear the same set of clothes 30 years later? Some people outgrow their clothes and he hasn’t,” the younger Paul said, before justifying his father’s choice with a Reaganism. “As Reagan said, ‘Paint in bold colors, not pastels.’”