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The OTHER Open Letter

by Robert Capozzi

Daryl Sawyer blogs he wants more information on the matter of "who ghostwrote those hateful words in Ron Paul's name." In these days of Internet dirty tricks, anything's possible. But my research so far indicates that this latest open letter is authentic, and sheds a LOT more light on the situation:

Open Letter To Lew Rockwell - January 12, 2008

Dear Lew,

You have now had three opportunities Ė1996, 2001, and 2008 ó to prove that you are a friend of Ron Paul and freedom, and you have failed to do so each time.

This week, for the third time, the puerile, racist, and completely un-Pauline comments that all informed people say you have caused to appear in Ronís newsletters over the course of several years have become an issue in his campaign. This time the stakes are even higher than before. He is seeking nationwide office, the Republican nomination for President, and his campaign is attracting millions of supporters, not tens of thousands.

Three times you have failed to come forward and admit responsibility for and complicity in the scandals. You have allowed Ron to twist slowly in the wind. Because of your silence, Ron has been forced to issue repeated statements of denial, to answer repeated questions in multiple interviews, and to be embarrassed on national television. Your callous disregard for both Ron and his millions of supporters is unconscionable.

If you were Dr. Paulís friend, or a friend of freedom, as you pretend to be, by now you would have stepped forward, assumed responsibility for those asinine and harmful comments, resigned from any connection to Ron or his campaign, and relieved Ron of the burden of having to repeatedly deny the charges of racism. But you have not done so, and so the scandal continues to detract from Ronís message.

You know as well as I do that Ron does not have a racist bone in his body, yet those racist remarks went out under his name, not yours. Pretty clever. But now itís time to man up, Lew. Admit your role, and exonerate Ron. You should have done it years ago.

John Robbins, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff
Dr. Ron Paul, 1981-1985

IMO, the answers coming from the Paul campaign are insufficient on many levels. Some feel the explanation is sufficient, and chide those who don't agree. I'm going to be so bold as to say that if you don't see that this matter has not been put to rest, you are simply not paying attention. The game of American politics is not played that way.

Welcome to the Big Leagues.