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Is this Insignificant?

Today, Tueday,May 27, 2008, I read in The Washington Post
the following.

"Ron Paul's Campaign Is a Family Business, FEC Reports Show"

The first paragraph begins "Rep. Ron Paul (Rep-Tex) has built a national following largely by preaching an isolationist foreign policy. Stick with your own kind, says the maverick presidential candidate."

Then in the next several paragraphs it describes how Dr. Paul has several relatives in key positions and he pays them for the work they do. So? I see no scandel here. He has done nothing illegal (and it is even pointed out in the article that nothing illegal has been done)

The article is on page A3 and takes up half of the page (with the other half being an advertisement). There is a big picture of Dr. Paul along with a chart that shows the names of relatives and the amounts that have been paid to them for their work.

Some would say that it is about time The Washington Post gives Dr. Paul some attention, especially after he has been almost totally ignored by them and the MSM for several months.

But, one thing that puzzles me is how the article is so prominently displayed in the paper and the TIMING of the news article.

To me, it is as if The Washington Post is "thumbing its nose" at Ron Paul supporters. As if to say "we can give whatever news we want OR we can with hold news if we so choose. We are part of the MSM - we are powerful - you are not!"

Perhaps I'm feeling somewhat discouraged today. It seems like we (Ron Paul supporters) are like David fighting Goliath (the MSM).
Folks, tell me what you think. Is this totally insignificant?



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I read a thread on this earlier today:

In my mind, this man has a proven record of consistent integrity and fiscal responsibility. He reminds me of my father when it comes to money and does his best to use it in a manner that will allow him to get the most for his dollar.
It's great to know that he has a close family that believes in, and supports him enough to go to work for his ideals and beliefs and if you do the math, are doing it dirt cheap. I applaud their efforts and family values. If you look at other campaigns, they are full of people that are in it for what they can get out of it. Who are you going to trust?
Family, or an employee to do the right things. Well, that's the way I see it anyway.

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I love my country
I am appalled by my government

ok ... well ...

if it's not then who do you suggest he trust?
I wouldn't want it any other way at this point.

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Show Business??

Perhaps politics is alot like show business...and the saying goes, there is no such thing as "bad" publicity. As long as you're being talked about, its a good thing. Unless you're in Hulk Hogans family today! LOL