If Ron Paul 2012 and friends can make peace with me on the fake eyebrow issue, we can move along and be friends even. Like Jon Stewart and Ron Paul, and like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama -- we don't have to love one another, but we can be friendly.
However, it's clear that's not going to happen, but we can be amicable friends for the taking and sharing of good.
So here's the dilemma, in case you missed it: I was watching the GOP
presidential debate from Dartmouth early this week, brought to us by
Bloomberg TV and The Washington Post. Early in the debate I noticed
along with many others that Ron Paul's eyebrow
seemed to be falling off. In fact, it looked to me to be a fake eyebrow
that was falling off -- an eyebrow toupee, if you will.
I know, I said he looked like a clown. Maybe I was harsh. But I
didn't like the fake eyebrow. And I still don't. But I've written before
that I liked some elements of Ron Paul. I once said, for instance, he
was the right's version of Ralph Nader. That was a compliment. And that elicited good, fair response.
But the fake eyebrow threw me, as did the response to my disdain for the fake eyebrow. I'll admit it.
When I posted the story in the midst of the debate, I looked to see
if other news organizations had called Paul out on the fake eyebrow
falling episode. They hadn't. They were just snickering, and talking
behind his back. I've rarely been accused of that, so I didn't feel like
I had any choice, especially since I knew tens of thousands were
watching and thinking the very same thing.
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