We don’t have time this afternoon to, y’know, read the Explosive! GQ post on college dropout Rand Paul, but if Politico’s good for anything, it’s mainlining the buzzy part:
The strangest episode of Paul’s time at Baylor occurred one afternoon in 1983 (although memories about all of these events are understandably a bit hazy, so the date might be slightly off), when he and a NoZe brother paid a visit to a female student who was one of Paul’s teammates on the Baylor swim team. According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, “He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They’d been smoking pot.”
Well, let’s knock down that rumor right now:
Paul spokesman Jesse Benton… repeated his non-denial to me in an e-mail, adding: “We’ll leave National Enquirer-type stories about his teenage years to the tabloids where they belong.”
Glad that’s settled. Although, Mr. Spokesman, you might note for future reference that the Enquirer has a pretty decent track record these days.
Which leaves us with Baylor’s “NoZe Brotherhood,” a “secret society” that, to their credit, apparently did not involve togas, preferring instead loud jackets and Groucho glasses. (That’s your Future Senator from the Great State of Kentucky in the black robe and straw hat.) After Randy & Bro finished their bong hits, the night was still young:
After the woman refused to smoke with them, Paul and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of Waco, where they stopped near a creek. “They told me their god was ‘Aqua Buddha’ and that I needed to bow down and worship him,” the woman recalls. “They blindfolded me and made me bow down to ‘Aqua Buddha’ in the creek. I had to say, ‘I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.’ At Baylor, there were people actively going around trying to save you and we had to go to chapel, so worshiping idols was a big no-no.”
And there’s your Small World connection for the day: Worshiping idols is a big no-no for Sharron Angle, too!