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37. Rand Paul Cancels On "Meet The Press," Only 3rd Guest to Do So in 62 Years
Edited on Fri May-21-10 10:55 PM by The Damned
Source: The Huffington Post

Following a week of unsparingly critical press coverage, Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul is now seeking to limit his national exposure.

A spokesperson for the Tea Party-endorsed candidate informed NBC News late Friday afternoon that an exhausted Paul was canceling his interview on Sunday's "Meet the Press," Betsy Fischer, the executive producer for the program, told the Huffington Post.

"We booked him on Wednesday. Everything was set and then his press person emailed this afternoon that he was very sorry but he wants to cancel the interview. We tried appealing to the press person to not much avail," Fischer said.

Both Fischer and host David Gregory have since sent direct appeals to Paul's campaign manager to talk to the candidate over the phone with the goal of getting him to reverse his decision. But it appears the Paul camp isn't budging.

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"Exhausted?" Yeah. Right. I've seen people half-dead on MTP, 'cause they know that it's the Big Leagues, baby!

Seems like the teabbagers have nominated a guy with no, ahem, BAGS!
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  -Paul Backs Out Of Meet The Press Appearance swag  May-21-10 03:56 PM   #0 
  - David Gregory's twitter  cal04   May-21-10 03:58 PM   #1 
  - lol at that!  Blue_Tires   May-21-10 03:59 PM   #2 
  - I'm so tired . . . .  no_hypocrisy   May-21-10 04:00 PM   #3 
  - I'm still hoping that Weird Al Yankovic  Rozlee   May-21-10 04:21 PM   #12 
  - He dug a hole and forgot the first rule about holes  Taverner   May-21-10 04:02 PM   #4 
  - Arrogant. Paul cares only about himself, to hell with replacing him on short notice, or  AndyA   May-21-10 04:11 PM   #5 
  - This guy is very much a rookie politician, and it shows  bluestateguy   May-21-10 04:12 PM   #6 
  - I think he is going to flame out in similar way as Ross Perot..  DCBob   May-21-10 04:15 PM   #8 
  - Definitely not ready for prime time. Something tells me he is shocked  monmouth   May-21-10 04:16 PM   #9 
  - Yet another Republicon-Bagger quitter going AWOL  SpiralHawk   May-21-10 04:15 PM   #7 
  - Hah - they should let Rachel sub for Dances with Rove  RamboLiberal   May-21-10 04:17 PM   #10 
  - Damage control  LoKnLoD   May-21-10 04:18 PM   #11 
  - No kidding.  Birthmark   May-21-10 05:18 PM   #23 
  - Meet the new Sara Palin.  Lil Missy   May-21-10 04:22 PM   #13 
  - They should put his dem opponent Conway on instead, give him some air time! n/t  Tx4obama   May-21-10 04:25 PM   #14 
  - Would be amusing if his Dad fills in for him, lol.  Jefferson23   May-21-10 04:29 PM   #17 
     - Here is the father nut tree...  SoapBox   May-21-10 06:06 PM   #27 
  - Wow, this is hilarious..not ready for prime time player....haha.  Jefferson23   May-21-10 04:28 PM   #15 
  - Talking Points thinks he should go on "The Factor".  Guy Whitey Corngood   May-21-10 04:29 PM   #16 
  - I thought he was on his honeymoon  Brother Buzz   May-21-10 04:40 PM   #18 
  - By canceling MTP he's digging the hole deeper, now he looks like a chicken-shit.  Tx4obama   May-21-10 04:46 PM   #19 
  - Beat me to it...he's definitely a chicken shit.  neverforget   May-21-10 04:50 PM   #20 
  - He will adopt Palin's meme:  katanalori   May-21-10 04:50 PM   #21 
  - n/t  Carnage251   May-21-10 04:53 PM   #22 
  - What a little coward.  Lone_Star_Dem   May-21-10 05:26 PM   #24 
  - The NYT is reporting he's blaming Rachel and MSNBC  DebbieCDC   May-21-10 05:31 PM   #25 
  - Love Rachel . . . we need lots more Rachel -- everywhere -- !!  defendandprotect   May-21-10 06:22 PM   #29 
  - Dang! Just keep talk'n the CRAZY!  SoapBox   May-21-10 06:04 PM   #26 
  - Think another DU poster is correct . . . he revealed his racism too early ....  defendandprotect   May-21-10 06:21 PM   #28 
  - kick nt  skipos   May-21-10 07:29 PM   #30 
  - Paul Cancels Sunday TV Appearance  paparush   May-21-10 08:15 PM   #31 
  - getting too hot, eh? nt  napi21   May-21-10 08:15 PM   #32 
  - He's a coward.  Old and In the Way   May-21-10 08:38 PM   #34 
  - Paul Cancels Sunday TV Appearance  paparush   May-21-10 08:16 PM   #33 
  - He's fresh out of idiocy  daleo   May-21-10 09:55 PM   #35 
  - Bill Maher said tonight.......Rand Paul?....  AKing   May-21-10 10:55 PM   #36 
  - lmao  krabigirl   May-22-10 02:51 AM   #64 
  - Rand Paul Cancels On "Meet The Press," Only 3rd Guest to Do So in 62 Years  The Damned   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #37 
  - The Coward of the Country  jpak   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #38 
  - RAND PAUL - DEFENDER OF BP OIL!  Divine Discontent   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #49 
  - I suspect somebody (maybe dadddy) told him to stay out of  napi21   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #39 
  - "No Bags Rand" ...  NanceGreggs   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #40 
  - Horrors .....he is NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME....NEEDS A LOT MORE  opihimoimoi   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #41 
  - Typical Libertarian Coward.  onehandle   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #42 
  - Sounds like my repug rep.  progressoid   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #43 
  - My condolences.  Bette Noir   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #51 
  - I love it. I think the Democratic nominee should go on in his place.  Kerrytravelers   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #44 
  - He is a dumbass, He got the hard one from from Rachael  era veteran   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #45 
  - Excellent point: If you don't have the stones to go on with DAVID GREGORY.....  The Damned   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #46 
  - Nah, Gregory's is an over promoted flyweight media whore.  ShortnFiery   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #55 
  - Somebody probably told him MTP is for really experienced and  OHdem10   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #47 
  - A teabagger should never go on ......  Grassy Knoll   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #48 
  - Press the Meat!  Hardrada   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #60 
  - I guess his next rant will be how fear of BIG GUMMITT made his ballsack shrivel  Blue_Tires   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #50 
  - Only speak from the BUNKER!  SoapBox   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #52 
  - Couldn't he have come up with a better excuse than "I'm too tired"?  Rozlee   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #53 
  - Oh..and too bad the show didn't have Rachel scheduled!  SoapBox   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #54 
  - the bagless bagger.  Javaman   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #56 
  - Considering that Meet the Prestitute is about the most "favorable" national show he could pick  depakid   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #57 
  - One more thing...Billboard and Bumper Stickers  SoapBox   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #58 
  - He's been straining to remove his foot from mouth and very, very tired.  herbm   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #59 
  - Not ready for primetime, it seems. nt  tblue37   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #61 
  - Bill Maher: how to describe Rand Paul? I mean hes a doctor. Its as if Sarah Palin somehow made it  MrsCorleone   May-22-10 01:56 AM   #62 
  - Just a little weasely cry-baby.  calimary   May-22-10 03:13 PM   #66 
  - ooh that's bad, makes him look weak.  krabigirl   May-22-10 02:51 AM   #63 
  - He is gun shy, afraid to meet the people.  ThomThom   May-22-10 11:46 AM   #65 

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