Kelley Paul has written an editorial in which she slams the media for trying to characterize a near-assassination of her husband, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, as provoking an act of liberal terrorism that hospitalized the Senator in critical condition.
Rand has 9 broken ribs and pneumonia in a damaged lung, writes Kelley.
Nobody in the Paul family has spoken to the deranged attacker, Democratic donor Rene Boucher, for 10 years, she reveals.
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Boucher simply blind-sided Rand with a sprint and take-down from behind, then later claimed that the pair had been fighting over a “landscaping” disagreement.
Excerpts as taken from CNN.com:
It is incredibly hurtful that some news outlets have victimized Rand a second time as he struggles to recover, delighting in hateful headlines like “Not A Perfect Neighbor,” and concocting theories about an “ongoing dispute,” based on nothing more than speculation from an attention-seeking person with no knowledge of anything to do with us.
The fact is, neither Rand nor I have spoken to the attacker in 10 years (since before his wife and children moved away) other than a casual wave from the car.
This was not a “scuffle,” a “fight” or an “altercation,” as many in the media falsely describe it. It was a deliberate, blindside attack.
The impact left Rand with six broken ribs, three displaced, pleural effusion and now pneumonia. This has been a terrible experience; made worse by the media’s gleeful attempts to blame Rand for it.
Now that the boss of the family has spoken up, will the media finally shut their weasel traps about Rand being responsible for the assassination attempts against him?