Sasha Baron Cohen’s faux Austrian fashionista Bruno dropped trou in a hotel room gave libertarian Ron Paul a view of his butt cheeks, the Texas Congressman told radio host Curtis Sliwa. Paul was expecting an intellectual discussion of Austrian economics, but instead after arriving in:
A studio situation where they had a lot of lights, burn and blaze and all kinds of commotion. They said — better get in this back room here. And all of a sudden, I was in this room, which they had it all fixed up as a bedroom. So, getting me there was sort of dishonesty. Getting me into the interview.
I was expecting an interview on Austrian economics. So, that didn’t turn out that way. But, by the time he started pulling his pants down, I, What is going on here? I ran out of the room. This interview has ended.
Paul admits he hadn’t heard of Sasha Baron Cohen and his alter egos Borat and Bruno, Now he is in an uncomfy position because of the conflicts:
When this all gets out, I’m probably going to have to apologize to my supporters because I think most of them are going to figure out why in the world didn’t I sock this guy in the nose?… Movies I used to see are ‘Sound of Music.’ Tonight, I was sitting here watching ‘Gone with the Wind.’ So, I don’t watch that kind of stuff. And I understand he makes a lot of money. But, if he makes a lot of money, I have to permit the market to do this.
I cna understand how Ron Paul may not have wanted to see Borat, but how could he have missed out the movie’s box office figures (Over $26 million on opening weekend, over $128 million total)?
I don’t like the idea that he lies his way into an interview. That to me is fraud. But, the fact that he has raunchy material and people buy into it, it’s sort of sad that that is a reflection of our culture. To me, it’s a real shame that people are going to reward him with millions and millions of dollars for being so crass.
What the market will bear…