"Ron Paul Saw My Wife Naked!" (Or: Is The Texas Iconoclast Really a Racist?)

“Ron Paul saw my wife naked, and that’s the truth!” said a very old friend. We hadn't seen one another in some years, and I had just met his wife for the first time -- the moment was a bit awkward. (Drinks were involved, and, for reasons I hope are obvious, he, and she, will remain anonymous.)

I pressed him to clarify this statement. And it turned out my old friend’s newish wife had come from the very same small Texas town in which Ron Paul, MD, had hung up his shingle; he had been her first gynecologist. And she had known the future congressman and his family relatively well.

So we started talking about Paul from a perspective I had never heard before: that of a political liberal — and not a “Paulite” — who had spent time with his family, been to his house for dinner and seen him up close and personal throughout much of her youth.


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