Debate Fireworks: Rand Paul Refuses to Shake Jack Conway’s Hand (Video)
October 18, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)–Last night’s debate between Kentucky U.S. senatorial candidates tea party favorite and self-certified ophthalmologist Rand Paul and Attorney General Jack Conway, grew so heated that Paul announced, “When this debate ends you’ll notice that I will not be shaking his hand tonight.” The fireworks grew out of Conway’s attack ad that questioned Paul’s membership in a banned college fraternity that mocked Christianity. And Paul’s participation in a bizarre college “prank” as documented by GQ Magazine, wherein a woman was blindfolded, tied up and forced to kneel before the false god “Aqua Buddha.” Paul refused to explain the “Aqua Buddha” incident and instead accused Conway of lying. It all went downhill from there.
Paul, said in response to the Aqua Buddha line of attack, “I will not shake hands with someone who attacks my religion and attacks my Christian beliefs.”
Paul, asked “Have you no shame?”
Conway persisted, demanding that Paul explain to voters, why he would tie up a woman and force her to worship Aqua Buddha.
“Why did he freely join a group known for mocking, making fun of people of faith? And secondly, when is it ever a good idea to tie up a woman and ask her to kneel before a false idol, your god that you call Aqua Buddha. Those are two fundamental questions that I hope we get answered tonight,” said Conway.
Paul, said “You just out and out lie, because you have nothing else to stand on. Run a race as a man and stand up and be a man, instead of just calling me names.”
Conway responded, “You don’t have the guts to stand by your positions. Because once get you out there and put them out there, you realize you can’t sell them and get elected on them, so you step back from it.”
Paul is now saying, he intends to skip the next debate because of Conway’s attacks on his faith.