Who Got Rand Paul's Teenage Son Drunk on a 10 a.m. Flight?
9:50 PM ET
There's something intriguing about how William Hilton Paul spent his Sunday morning: drunk on a 10:49 a.m. flight to Charlotte and then whisked into custody for being "disorderly" at the airport. The 19-year-old son of Sen. Rand Paul and grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was flying from Lexington, where he's a student at the University of Kentucky, to Charlotte. It's just a 30-minute flight, so in order to get drunk tank drunk, Paul would've needed to do some serious pre-gaming at the frat house before heading to the airport or slam several airplane bottles en route. A Charlotte police officer said "he was possibly served alcohol on the flight." We're guessing it was a groggy flight attendent with some disciplinary measures on the way who did the serving.
Just how disorderly did the young Paul get after landing, though? It's entirely unclear. Reports are bereft of specifics about the arrest, though it does appear that the teenager did pull the "Do you know how I am?" card on airport cops after they had detained him. Being a son of a senator didn't get him out of jail, though. Paul was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail and later released on a $750 bond. He faces three misdemeanor charges: underage consumption, disorderly conduct, and being intoxicated and disruptive. Aside from the curious question of how Paul got so drunk so early, though, this is all entirely business as usual in the realm of politicians' kids behaving badly. It could actually be much worse.
If Rand Paul were my father I'd be trying to drink my problems away too.
He'd been partying all night prior. Duh.
I'd like to see a drug test administered.
He clearly can't hold his booze. Many people have gone through airports/flights while a bit intoxicated but don't cause a scene and get arrested.
Unless you're Bronson Pelletier, R4.
[quote] Paul was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail and later released on a $750 bond.
Can you put your own bond on a credit card? If not, who paid it?
[quote] was flying from Lexington, where he's a student at the University of Kentucky, to Charlotte.
Is the university still on winter vacation or something?
I'd punish-fuck that little number!
I don't know who got him drunk, but if watching porn is any indication, I know it's possible to have gay sex and no one notice.
This will disappear from the records in about a day or two. You will never hear about it again. Typical entitled white people 'justice'.
Unless he was held down and forced to drink, the little prick got himself drunk.
[quote]Is the university still on winter vacation or something?
Weren't most universities on winter vacation until today? They usually re-open the first Monday after New Year's Day as far as I know, which would be today.
[quote]This will disappear from the records in about a day or two. You will never hear about it again.
Maybe in the old days it would have, but not today. Today it is all over every political website, news service and Twitter. Millions of people know about it and have seen it documented.
This isn't the 1960's where you can erase evidence of a crime the way the Warren Commission did when they covered up for JFK's killers.
Or when Poz Face Obama hid his birth certificate.
R15 = Freeper fuck weighing in at around 750 lbs. and hates the fact that he's gay and married to Susie Chapstick.
Holy shit, R15 -- homophobia and racism in one 9 word post. Impressive!
Don't forget birtherism, r18.
[quote] Do you know how I am?
Yes, you're an asshole just like your dad and your grandpa. You're three disgusting pieces of shit
a conservative asshole radio host also just got in trouble for being an asshole at an airport. There is a pic of him pointing his finger at the TSA screener/guard
Controversial radio host and conspiracy theorist 'detained by TSA agents because he refused to take his shoes off'
from LAST January:
Rand Paul’s Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville Ends
By Sunlen Miller
Jan 23, 2012 10:33am
Rand Paul’s Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville Ends
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Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.
The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.”
A TSA spokesman disputed that Paul was ever “detained.” But he was not granted access to the secure area of the airport when he tried to board a flight Monday morning.
The standoff was short-lived. By late morning, according to TSA, Paul had been booked on another flight and made it through the screening process.
The TSA version of events is that Paul triggered an alarm during routine airport screening and refused to complete the screening process (pat-down) in order to resolve the issue. Paul was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement.
“When an irregularity is found during the TSA screening process, it must be resolved prior to allowing a passenger to proceed to the secure area of the airport,” according to an official statement released by TSA. “Passengers who refuse to complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area in order to ensure the safety of others traveling.”
Paul’s office confirmed he set off an airport security full-body scanner “on a glitch,” according to a spokesman.
The Paul staffer said TSA agents would not let Paul walk back through the body scanner and were demanding a full body pat-down.
The Paul spokesman said his office called TSA administrator John Pistole about the incident this morning.
The U.S. Constitution actually protects federal lawmakers from detention while they’re on the way to the capital.
“The Senators and Representatives…shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same….” according to Article I, Section 6.
The Senate is back in session today at 2 p.m., with votes scheduled at 4:30 p.m. It is not clear if Paul will make it to Washington by 4:30 p.m. on his new flight.
The issue of pat-downs has been an important one to Paul, the son of libertarian-leaning Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Sen. Paul brought this issue up at a hearing earlier this year.