But something extraordinary happened.
McConnell looked around at the gathering and realized that he didn't recognize many of the excited faces, a rarity for a lawmaker known in Kentucky political circles as a kingmaker. He peered closer. These tea party patriots, as they called themselves, flocked to Paul like tweens to a Justin Bieber concert.
McConnell, a shrewd tactician, made a quick decision: He stayed with Paul for the rest of the day.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
"tea party patriots...flocked to (Rand) Paul like tweens to a Justin Bieber concert."
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 10:26 AM