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"Paul gives 'Bruno' big thumbs down
Representative Ron Paul of Texas, who waged a surprisingly successful grassroots campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last year, makes an unwelcome cameo appearance in "Bruno," the latest Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary that opens today.
Paul is lured into a bedroom by Bruno, a gay Austrian fashionista, who apparently has designs on the uptight congressman for a sex tape.
In the movie trailer, Cohen is shown dropping his pants -- and Paul is shown storming out, saying, "This is ended."
Well, let Paul, himself, describe what happened, as he did in an April interview with ABC Radio's Curtis Sliwa.
"Without you realizing who he was, Bruno tried and failed to seduce you in a Washington hotel room, even pulling down his pants in front of you. Now, is that true or untrue?" Sliwa asked.
"Well, it is. But, the way it's said — it sounds a little bit different. We were in a studio situation. I wasn't invited to a hotel room. A studio situation where they had a lot of lights burn and blaze and all kinds of commotion. They said — better get in this back room here. And all of a sudden, I was in this room...which they had it all fixed up as a bedroom. So, getting me there was sort of dishonesty. Getting me into the interview. I was expecting an interview on Austrian economics. So, that didn't turn out that way. But, by the time he started pulling his pants down, I ran out of the room. This interview has ended. When this all gets out, I'm probably going to have to apologize to my supporters because I think most of them are going to figure out why in the world didn't I sock this guy in the nose?
Sliwa asks Paul if he had seen "Borat," and thus would have been forewarned about Cohen's stunts.
"No, no," Paul answers. "Movies I used to see are 'Sound of Music.' Tonight, I was sitting here watching 'Gone with the Wind.' So, I don't watch that kind of stuff. And I understand he makes a lot of money. But, if he makes a lot of money — I have to permit the market to do this. I don't like the idea that he lies his way into an interview. That to me, is fraud. But, the fact that he has raunchy material and people buy into it — it's sort of sad that that is a reflection of our culture. To me, it's a real shame that people are going to reward him with millions and millions of dollars for being so crass."
Hey, Globe, So, why would a "Sacha Baron Cohen" have a contact in the CIA?
FURTHER, why would the CIA be giving out information like this?
I've often wondered how "Cohen" here can do what amounts to BLACKFACE routine with Muslims and now an Austrian. Hmmmm, I swear I see a pattern here. How about a show where a Muslim or a White guy does a comedy based on a Shylock character?