Yeah yeah, we’re a little late posting this, but I hope former LEO Editor Cary Stemle can find it in his heart to forgive us. Writing for TIME Magazine (yeah, that TIME), Stemle went to last Saturday’s GOP Unity Rally held in The Bowels of Southern Fried Hell Frankfort. Here’s a taste:
Whatever discomfort party insiders may have with Paul, none of it was voiced publicly at the Saturday morning event. Everyone who spoke at the rally — from former Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — stressed the importance of retaining the seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Bunning, and sought to unify the race by invoking ire against President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“These people need to stopped,” McConnell told the crowd of a couple hundred people, who jammed into a large room inside the party headquarters, an old Victorian house near the state capitol that is named for McConnell. (Meanwhile, a small group of Democrats held a quiet protest cater-cornered from the headquarters; organizers told TIME they simply wanted to send a message that Paul’s views do not represent everyone’s views in Kentucky.)
And this little golden nugget, too:
Nearby a crowd gathered in front of the headquarters hoping to glimpse the political stars inside. Paul eventually walked out the front door and down the steps. He shook a few hands, but declined a suggestion from David Adams, his campaign manager, to make a few remarks. Then he turned and went back inside.
Stemle done good, y’all.