Ed Failor, of Iowans for Tax Relief, just called back (when I left a message, I described myself as a writer looking for an on-the-record statement). I didn’t expect any such return call, of course. His answer was that when they planned this event months ago, they determined who would be the most credible candidates and then proceeded with the arrangements on that basis.
I didn’t quite understand his answer. I asked, “You thought Tommy Thompson was a more credible candidate than Ron Paul?”
He refused to answer that or any other question I posed to him, and closed with, “That is the only statement I am willing to make.”4:02 pm on June 19, 2007 Email Thomas E. Woods Jr.