This is well-worth reading. Eric Dondero, a former personal assistant and senior aide to Ron Paul, has written a lengthy statement about his former boss, and what kind of guy he is. He covers a lot of ground, and moves well beyond the questions of whether Paul is racist (“In short, no”) or homophobic (“Well, yes and no”). Dondero takes particular umbrage with Paul’s foreign policy views, as well as a widely-unreported incident regarding one Nadia Hayes, a former Paul campaign manager who, Dondero implies, was framed for embezzlement by other Paul staffers. It’s a fascinating firsthand account of Paul and, in its own odd way, one of the better political profiles we’ve read in a while.