Poor, Poor, Pitiful Paul

The UK student based Citizen Kentucky Project forum was focused on those candidates who did attend to address the voters, not about those who didn't, as the story read.

Nor was it about Poor Rand Paul, despite his indignation about his drive time. Others drove even longer distances yet there was no complaining by them to the press.

Actually, everyone but Poor Paul appeared to genuinely enjoy the students' forum and have an opportunity to meet and debate each other as the political season kicks into high gear.

I'd prefer to have read a Herald-Leader accounting of all the candidates' positions, perhaps to have even seen their pictures. Reading about Congressman Ron Paul's son pitching a fit over things not going his way, as I personally witnessed at the forum, is pure tabloid journalism.

The 2010 election carries serious consequences for our nation. We citizens depend on the media for complete, unbiased, and fair reporting of candidates. Now is a great opportunity to get it right and restore our confidence in journalism ethics.

We need to know, more than ever before, how our candidates see the world, our country, and Kentucky.

A story about the whining Congressman's candidate son who didn't get his way fell far short of my expectations.

I look forward to more comprehensive coverage of the primary election campaigns and thicker political skin by Poor Paul.

Perhaps Poor Paul was rattled by candidate Bill Johnson's confident and concise message on energy (especially saving the coal industry), national security,the economy, national pride, and health care.

Whatever itwas that disturbed Poor,poor, pitifulPaul on November 4, one thing is clear.

Rand Paul lacks the character and demeaner expected by the electoratein aRepublican United States Senate candidate.

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