Tales of the strange: Rand Paul staffer licks political tracker’s camera in New Hampshire
The Aqua Buddha cult lives up to its reputation. YouTube
In 2010, it was “Aqua Buddah” — an attack ad leveled by Jack Conway — but now it’s his own campaign offering a profusely strange encounter between a staffer and a tracker in New Hampshire, which ended with the staffer licking a camera.
National outlets began reporting Monday that David Chesley, Paul’s political director in New Hampshire, licked the camera of a tracker belonging to American Bridge at an event Paul was speaking at Monday.
American Bridge is a Democratic opposition research group that follows candidates waiting for them to slip up or say something that can be used against them.
In a video posted online by American Bridge, Paul’s staffer blocks the camera shot and then strangely grins and licks the camera. Someone can be heard on the video saying the event is closed.
“Just when you thought Rand Paul’s campaign couldn’t get any stranger, his senior staffer in New Hampshire decided to taste our tracker’s camera lens today. It was truly bizarre, creepy and unprofessional,” Preston Maddock, press secretary for American Bridge 21st Century, told Pure Politics in a statement.