Are You Ready for the Horror of…Ron Paul?


Politico's Keach Hagey recounts the latest adventure of Washington's favorite foot fetishist:

During a radio interview with Peter Schiff, a former economic adviser to Ron Paul's presidential campaign, Dick Morris thought he'd be talking about his new book, and seemed annoyed when he found himself discussing trends within the Republican Party.

Schiff, who said he noticed that nearly a third of the people he met at CPAC came from the "Ron Paul/Gary Johnson wing" of the GOP, with the rest in the more traditional conservative camp of Mitt Romney, asked Morris how he thought this would play out in the presidential race.

"I strongly oppose Ron Paul," Morris said. "I think he's horrific. He wants us to end the War on Drugs. He wants us to end the War on Terror."

"Do you think we're winning the war on drugs?" Schiff interjected.

"No, because we're not fighting it," Morris replied.

"We're not fighting it?" Schiff asked. "We don't have enough laws against drugs?"

"No," Morris replied. "We should drug test every high school student. We should drug test everybody that gets a student loan. Anybody that's using drugs should not get a government student loan."

Schiff argued that there was something vaguely socialist about the government giving out student loans in the first place, but Morris disagreed, and became increasingly annoyed.

Morris eventually hung up on Schiff, who has posted the interview on his website under the header "The former adviser to President Clinton goes toe-to-toe with Peter."

Elsewhere in Reason: Dick Morris' role in the Militia Panic of the '90s.