Ron Paul was expecting an interview on Austrian economics…
Show: Curtis Sliwa Show
Curtis Sliwa: Now, the other day, we were talking to a reporter in Hollywood and it came out that she said that you’ll be making an appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming Bruno about a gay fashion reporter.
Apparently, and this is the way she stated it, so maybe you could correct me or lead me in the right direction that without you realizing who he was, Bruno tried and failed to seduce you in a Washington hotel room, even pulling down his pants in front of you. Now, is that true or untrue?
Ron Paul: Well, it is, but the way it is said, it sounds a little bit different. We were in a studio situation, which wasn’t… I wasn’t invited to a hotel room. In a studio situation where they had a lot of lights burned and blazed and all kinds of commotion. They said better get into this backroom 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, you know, just dishonesty, getting me into the interview. I was expecting an interview on Austrian economics.
So, but that didn’t turn out that way, but by the time he started pulling his pants down, I said, “What in thunder is going on here?” I ran out of the room.
“So this interview has ended.” So when that happened, I think, though when this all gets out, I’m going to have to apologize to my supporters because I think most of them are going to figure, why in the world I didn’t sock this guy in the nose.
Curtis Sliwa: Well, okay, so ran out. But did you actually see the original Borat film where he pulls these kinds of stunts on others.
Ron Paul: No, no. The last movies I used to see is the Sound of Music, and 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, which is, you know, I have to permit the market to do this, I don’t like the idea that he lies his way in interviews. 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 from being so crass.
Curtis Sliwa: And you know, he might actually end up using that piece to promote his upcoming film —
Ron Paul: So that means I’m helping him to make money.
Curtis Sliwa: Right, and pay taxes because as you know there’s a lot of taxes on this.
Ron Paul: But I don’t want people to pay taxes because they’re going to… well, you see, I have to be consistent. Once the government gets the money, they’ll spend it on regulating you and me. Maybe they’re going to close your radio station down or something.
Curtis Sliwa: Well…
Ron Paul: You don’t want them to have the money, even from people like this.