Yesterday in noting Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Rand Paul for the Republican nomination for Senate in Kentucky, I quoted the younger Dr. Paul’s comments about Palin. Here is what Palin had to say about Paul: “I’m proud to support great grassroots candidates like Dr. Paul. While there are issues we disagree on, he and I are both in agreement that it’s time to shake up the status quo in Washington and stand up for common sense ideas.”
Before the statement was issued by the Palin camp, Paul’s primary opponent Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s campaign questioned the authenticity of the endorsement. Grayson’s campaign manager initially dismissed a Paul announcement of the endorsement as “a release by a campaign that has demonstrated previously the ability to report things that are not true or half-truths.” Paul is currently leading Grayson in the polls.