How Sacha Baron Cohen Conned Ron Paul Into a Romantic Bedroom Interlude
Many have called Sacha Baron Cohen brave for some of the stunts he pulled in his upcoming gaystravaganza Bruno (including a same-sex kiss at a cage match that riled the audience of rednecks into a state of Coors-throwing fury), but to us, the gutsiest set piece Cohen engineered was roping failed presidential candidate Ron Paul into a bedroom for an uncomfortable, aborted seduction. Now, Paul is revealing all about the brief encounter that will have Cohen dogged by red-faced Paul supporters for the rest of his days.
Paul opened up about the escapade to conservative radio show host Curtis Sliwa (who, in a stunt worthy of Baron Cohen, once faked his own kidnapping in an attempt to win crime-fighting fame). "I was expecting an interview on Austrian economics," explains Paul, who was ushered out of a "malfunctioning" studio by producers, then led into a back area that was set-dressed to look like a hotel bedroom. From there, clumsy come-ons, pants-droppings, and angry exits ensued, as detailed in the audio above. "Why in the world didn't I sock this guy in the nose?" Paul groans, fearing the reaction of his zealous flock of fans. Don't worry, Ron: if every Republican is going to have their gay sex sting taped for posterity, at least you've already gotten yours out of the way (and ameliorated by residuals).