Despite Cameo, Ron Paul Plans to Skip Brüno

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2009 3:00 PM CDT
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul was duped into a cameo in Sacha Baron Cohen's "Brüno."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Ron Paul is more likely to be out biking this weekend than watching Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brüno, though the congressman and 2008 presidential candidate has a cameo. “Doesn’t exactly reflect my best moments,” the Texas Republican, 73, told the Hill. Paul appears in a scene in which Cohen, posing as an Austrian fashion journalist, comes on to him and drops his pants, after which Paul storms out.

Another thing Paul apparently won’t be doing while riding his bike: wearing a helmet. “It’s inconvenient from me to wear a helmet regardless of the law. I don’t wear a helmet," said Paul, who is also a doctor. "Even though if you asked me for medical advice, [I’d say] it’s probably a good idea.”