Rand Paul said on Fox News today that his lawyers would be all over GQ magazine if it wasn't for that pesky First Amendment. But he didn't completely deny yesterday's crazy tale of his college years published by the magazine, which included allegations of a "prank" in which Paul and a buddy picked up a female member of the swim team, blindfolded her, and forced her to kneel in a creek and pray to the god "Aqua Buddha."
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"Well I'm not gonna really try and go back 27 years and remember everything I did in college," Paul told Fox News' Neil Cavuto when asked about the Aqua Buddha thing. "But the thing is, I don't think that, really, politicians should be asked to answer anonymous accusers from 27 years ago -- but I will categorically deny that I ever kidnapped anyone or forced anyone to use drugs."
Paul said that the idea that he kidnapped anyone -- which was widely reported across the media yesterday -- came from headline writers, not the GQ story itself. He pointed out that the woman who made the anonymous allegation to the magazine said that Paul and his friend "never hurt me," and "never did anything wrong."
Then he offered his plan to limit freedom of speech and took the predictable stab at the media.