My first reaction to the Politico headline — most people’s reaction, I’m sure — was that Paul should not be elected or defeated, but institutionalized. Then I read what is actually posted there, and I saw no quote from Paul about a “staged terrorist attack.” I did see a summary by Politico blogger Dan Reilly that says Paul “clearly insinuated that the administration would not be above staging an incident to revive flagging support.”
So I listened to the interview, trying to find what Reilly describes. And I listened to it again. And again. And I heard nothing of the sort.
Interesting to find this kind of defense at NRO.