The humongous, shit-spewing pachyderm in the room, however, is Paul’s years of racist, homophobic, anti-women’s rights newsletters. Paul’s newsletters have said that the Founding Fathers probably wouldn’t favor research into curing AIDS and that insurance companies should have the right to refuse to cover AIDS patients. Paul’s book, originally written in 1987 and reissued in 2007, says if women are sexually harassed in the workplace, they should just quit and find another job. Equal work for equal pay? Fuggedabout it—in Paul’s world, if an airline doesn’t want to hire ugly women as stewardesses (one can only presume that in a Ron Paul world, they’re all female and they’re all “stewardesses,” not “flight attendants”), where does the government get off telling it it can’t?