For a rookie Senator, Paul may be letting his ego get out of hand, this was a stupid thing to claim about Bush, it was an ugly smear to promote drugs.
Paul can’t help but show his Libertarian side. Nuttiness usually walks hand-in-hand with libertarian political leanings. I’m sure there are some level-headed libertarians, I just haven’t met one yet. It attracts some really whacked out people.
Neal Boortz is probably the notable exception.