Never mind the bollocks

By AL DIAMON  |  May 16, 2012

None of that lost political potential is of concern to the Rampaging Ron-asaurus. Its goals have to do with getting its candidate a primetime speaking slot at the national convention and . . . well, that's pretty much it. Since they have little loyalty to the Republican Party, the Paul-iban have almost no interest in how their actions affect such inconsequential matters as the Senate nomination or control of the Legislature.

"We're sick of voting party before principle," state delegate Ashley Ryan of South Portland told Maine Public Radio.

"This election is far too important," national delegate and state Representative Aaron Libby of North Waterford said in the Maine Sunday Telegram. "We believe Ron Paul is different from all the other candidates, and he's different in ways that are vital to the well-being of this country."

Firm in their convictions — er, actually just that one conviction (not counting Mendros's guilty plea) — Ron's flash mob has trampled down the vineyards, stomped out the traditions, and slam-danced on the reasons for holding a convention. The results seem, to borrow another Sex Pistols reference, pretty vacant.

"I got no reason, it's all too much," the Paul-etariat chanted. "You'll always find me out to lunch."

If you've not a Sex Pistols fan, this entire column, like the GOP convention, may be incomprehensible. Alternate musical suggestions should be emailed toaldiamon@herniahill.net.

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