As some of you already know, the person identified as the alleged stomper of Lauren Valle’s head is a volunteer for Rand Paul’s Senate campaign named Tim Profitt. The Associated Press reports that Profitt has been dropped as Paul’s Bourbon County campaign coordinator and banned from future events. Profitt will be summoned to court, where a judge will decide if he will face assault charges.
Also from the AP, to be filed under Profiles in Weenieness:
The volunteer with Rand Paul’s Republican U.S. Senate campaign who stepped on the head of a liberal activist and pinned her face to the concrete said Tuesday the scuffle was not as bad as it looked on video and blamed police for not intervening.
Profitt says someone saw Valle standing there with her sign and tried to get the police to contain her. The police said that wasn’t their job, possibly because as yet there are no laws against being a Known Liberal Carrying a Cardboard Sign.
There’s a more complete video of the incident at TPM now. I’ve watched the fool video several times, and it doesn’t appear that Valle got anywhere near Paul.
This is significant, because the official version of the incident emerging at Hateway Pundit’s blog is that Valle assaulted Paul — I’m serious — and therefore got what she deserved.
Really, Hateway Jim and his minions are now completely untethered from all sanity, not to mention decency. In Hateway’s world, being a paid liberal activist means forfeiting all legal rights to life, liberty, etc. One commenter actually was dismayed that Paul distanced himself from Profitt instead of thanking him.
Seriously, it’s obvious that it doesn’t occur to these, um, persons that people who disagree with them are people, too. Very sick.