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Rand Paul hit back hard at Bill Clinton on Monday, making a crack about the former president's relationship with Monica Lewinsky after Clinton attacked the Senate candidate's ideas as "radical."

Clinton was in Kentucky stumping for Paul's opponent, Jack Conway, who he called "a practical progressive common-sense moderate who has actually done things and actually has a plan."

He contrasted Conway with Paul by describing the Tea Party favorite as "a man with radical ideas and no record to back it up," The Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Paul wasted no time responding, dismissing Clinton's trip to Kentucky as irrelevant.

"I'm not sure I would trust a guy who had had sexual relations with an intern," Paul said. "I mean, do you think he's an honorable person?"

And he didn't stop there.

"They complain they want all these workplace rules," Paul said. "Do you think there ought to be a law against having, using the prerogatives of your position and your power of your job, to have relations with an intern? I think that's disgusting. It gets to the point where we discount what he says. He showed himself less than honorable in office."

Paul and Conway are locked in a tight battle for the Kentucky Senate seat.

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marquisdemorte

After reading these posts, I cant believe how Ignorant most of you are!So eager to hold on to your entitlements even if they bankrupt us all! Rand doesnt want to get rid of safety regulations, just the government imposed ones! He is trying to return sovereignty to the states where it belongs!Clinton is a road scholar? In waht Field?Law or business?Could he pass a calculus Exam? Havent we had enough of lawyers and business men screwing us over! yes, I'm saying that a law degree or a business degree does not indicate intelligence! For those of you towing the party line, WAKE UP, Rand is not a "Republican" he is a constitutionalist running on a republican ticket, even the republican party doesnt want him to win.That should tell you something!Radical Ideas?You mean like Freedom, responsibilty, respect for individual rights? Guess I'm radical too!!If you TRULY want change, like you professed with your vote for obama, then here is your chance.Change does not come from voting in the status quo!Vote for Rand, if for no other reason than, to send a clear message to washington that we want our country back! One last thing: instaed of dismissing ideas, READ, understand the issues and realize that the same tired policies will not move us forward!!

October 13 2010 at 2:26 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Gerrie

Wow, I'll be so glad when all this political stuff is over, people have started going as low as you can go. Right here in this small state, in one day we had two vehicles stopped and guess what, the drivers had loaded guns in their car. The bigger question is, just how many people ride around with loaded guns in their vehicles, some get caught, most don't. This election can't be over soon enough for me.

October 13 2010 at 11:55 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Gerrie

First of all Bill Clinton is not running for anything. Rand Paul needs to rethink what he says because a lot of it is just silly. Why would Rand want to bring up this nonsense after all these years, sounds as if he doesn't have anything else to talk about. What is going on, people have truly lost their minds.

October 13 2010 at 11:50 AM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
cplkling

I think Rand Paul responded as he did due to the slime-ball that was atacking him. If someone with character made comments he might ignore them and stick to the issues, but to have the slime-ball Clinton attack you, well that is like a KKK member calling you a racist. You fans of BC, my how short are your memories?

October 13 2010 at 9:47 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
gopfrombama

You mean "Rhodes Scholar"? LOL. Are you familiar with what it is? And/or where? (This ought to be good). LOL. And as a matter of fact Clinton never did finish. So tell me all about how wonderful Bubba is, madam. Impeachment, sexual harassment to at least half a dozen women, perjury, Whitewater, missing files, Vince Foster, Susan McDougal, oh my how much more space do I have? And if it wasn’t for the GOP majority in 1994 holding his feet to the fire, Clinton never would have been able to get anything done for this country (in-between sexual encounters. So put down the Kool-Aid. You want some truth? Not that you can handle it, read some books by Dick Morris, if you know who he is.

October 13 2010 at 1:47 AM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
Emily

Mr. Rand Paul should be as smart and well liked as President Clinton. The man is a road scholar and served 8 years as our President, besides for being governor. The personal attack on him was Just what the Tea Party candidates do since they have ideas that would take this country back in time. And not a pretty one either. Clinton years were good for all during his term. I would have him or Hilary as my president any day. They have logic, brains and are used to dealing with radicals like Randy Paul. What President Clinton voiced was correct. Look back at the comments of what Rand Paul really believes and stand for in his ideas for this country.

October 12 2010 at 11:01 AM Report abuse -16 rate up rate down Reply
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garlandtxangel

In the first place he was not a 'road' scholar. He said he was 'Rhodes' scholar but that is not true either. He won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford but did not complete the required courses to finish his schooling there to my knowledge. Too bad he won't be remembered for his education but for the sexual acts he committed in and out of 'our' Oval Office! I am not a 'Paulie' my any stretch but I can never respect such a man as Bill Clinton and the stain he left on our presidency. He was corrupt in Arkansas as well as DC! You, madam, need to read real history books and not the liberal rewritings that the progressive lefties want to read and believe...

October 13 2010 at 3:37 AM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
puzzleguy1

What Rand Paul doesn't want to face is that Bill Clinton left office with a job approval rating that was twice that of gw bush and still remains a popular ex-president. Why? Because in spite of his mistakes, both policy-wise and personal, he got good things done. More specifically, he raised taxes on the rich, balanced the budget, created 22 million jobs (more than Reagan and GW Bush combined), took over 200,000 off the welfare rolls and put them to work, and left his successor with a projected surplus of about $2 billion dollars. My biggest (but not the only) gripe against Clinton is that his affair opened the door to a gw bush presidency and we are still buried in the mess he created with an unnecessary war and a doubling of the national debt.

October 12 2010 at 10:40 AM Report abuse -10 rate up rate down Reply
John Vilvens

Clinton got in to the fight. You get in exspect to get hit back. All these other you want to mention did go to Kentucky to campaign. Clinton started the finanial mess whe are in. Exspanded CRA so anyone could get a loan to buy a house with no down payment or even a job. He help Frank and Dodd with Fannie mae and Freddie mac. He put in that banks could insure these loans. When Bush wanted to investage Fannie and Freddie the dems blocked. Obama is back to the same loan policies. Clinton needs to retire and stay out of the way if he does not want to hear about the ghost of his past.

October 12 2010 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +15 rate up rate down Reply
eyeforeye42

How does he feel about Newt Gringridge and his 3 wives, cheating all the while he was persecuting Clinton. And their spokesperson, Rush Limbaugh on wife 4 or 5? You'd think these guys have a closet Mideast faith in their background. Talk about digging up real old history. So much for reviving a scandal when you can do better things like W and create 2 wars and plunge the country into deficit freefall!

October 12 2010 at 6:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
heychalie

I think that Mr Rand Paul would be better off if he stuck to the issues. Personal attacks are desperate acts of a person who has no other intelligent response to criticism.I always get scared when a politician takes a "Holier than thou" attitude and resorts to personal attacks because we usually find out that they are guilty of the same things that they are criticizing.

October 12 2010 at 12:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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