By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul mostly used short words and phrases in playing a word association game in a recent interview on Kentucky Educational Television but his answers said a lot.
Paul, being interviewed Sunday by Bill Goodman on KET’s “One to One” program, was asked what first came to his mind when he heard certain names.
Several of them turned out to be potential rivals in the 2016 race for president.
When asked about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Paul simply replied, “Bridges,” and chuckled.
That was a reference to the controversy in which former aides and appointees of Christie created a traffic jam on a bridge apparently for political retribution.
Paul also was ready to respond quickly with comments about former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (“Yesterday’s news”) and President Barack Obama (“Affable but often ineffectual”).