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Conway campaign planning new attack on Paul

by Joe Arnold


Posted on June 7, 2010 at 5:05 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 6 at 11:35 PM

A news release from the Jack Conway Senate campaign promises a new video that shows how Rand Paul's campaign has adjusted after the missteps of primary week.

The Youtube link to the Conway campaign's new video, however, was not working early Monday morning, shortly after the campaign released the e-mail below.  "This video has been removed by the user," is seen instead of the video.  Perhaps the Conway campaign was not satisfied with the original video. 

When the link works, I will update the WHAS11 Political Blog.

In the mean time, here is the release from the Conway camp:

New Video: Rand Paul Dodging and Weaving Like a Typical Politician

Paul Can't Spin His Way Out of His Support for BP and Big Corporations

LOUISVILLE - In a new video released today by Jack Conway's campaign for the United States Senate, Rand Paul is exposed for once again behaving like a typical politician, despite his attempts to spin his image otherwise.

The video opens with Paul's own words on election night, promising supporters he would not "be handled" by the Washington establishment. Yet after a series of interviews where he revealed his ideas are well outside the mainstream, including a staunch defense of BP following the worst environmental disaster in history, Paul did indeed get handled.

Some of Washington's most established insiders, including Mitch McConnell and Karl Rove, stepped in within days of the Primary Election, inducting Paul into their ranks and coaching him to stay silent while they figured out a way to spin his shocking comments.

What followed was a noticeable public absence by Paul, including his cancellation of a scheduled appearance on Meet the Press, making him one of only three people to do so. The previous two were Louis Farrakhan and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia. Paul emerged several days later armed with a revamped staff of campaign advisors and an arsenal of typical Washington spin. 

Watch Paul turn into a typical politician by clicking here.

"Rand Paul's attempt to portray himself as anything other than a typical politician is just a set of carefully orchestrated talking points aimed at diverting voters' attention from his out-of-the-mainstream views that will hurt Kentucky families. In reality, Rand has a cozy relationship with Washington insiders and big corporations - as evidenced in his feverish defense of BP despite its responsibility for spilling millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Paul's  now dodging and weaving to distract from his support for BP and big corporations. Kentucky can't afford Rand Paul," Conway spokesperson Allison Haley said.