Despite Cameo, Ron Paul Plans to Skip Brüno

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2009 3:00 PM CDT

(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.

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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.”
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