The Pauls are good at so many things. Eloquently defending civil liberties against the encroachment of executive power. Getting ignored by the mainstream media. Playing baseball.
Getting through an airport without becoming a national news story, however, is not in the Paul family skillset.
First there was Rand Paul's run-in with the security state at a Nashville airport. This weekend, Rand's 19-year-old son William Hilton Paul was taken into custody on charges of underage alcohol consumption, disorderly conduct and public intoxication at a North Carolina airport. He's since been released, but was forced to post a $750 bond, even after performing a weak do-you-know-who-I-am routine:
While in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, reports say William Hilton Paul identified himself as the son of Sen. Rand Paul.
I can't believe that didn't do anything for him!
He may have had better luck pleading a case of mistaken identity. Forbes (screenshot above) seems to think 19-year-old William Hilton Paul's mugshot is a perfect match for 85-year-old billionaire William Barron Hilton, who I suspect is much better at growing facial hair and holding his liquor.
Tags: Alcohol, Crime, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, TSA