Jack Hunter http://wkyufm.org en Aide to Sen. Rand Paul Criticized for Inflammatory Views http://wkyufm.org/post/aide-sen-rand-paul-criticized-inflammatory-views <p></p><p>An aide to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is coming under fire for his political views on race relations and more.</p><p><a href="http://freebeacon.com/rebel-yell/" target="_blank">According to a report</a> in The Washington Free Beacon, Jack Hunter, who co-authored Paul's first book and now serves in his Washington office, worked as a radio personality in South Carolina in the '90's using the name "The Southern Avenger". In that capacity, he expressed sympathy for President Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, said slavery was not the cause of the Civil War, bashed Hispanic immigrants, and advocated secession for South Carolina.</p><p>He did repudiate some of his more controversial statements in the Free Beacon story, saying it was his job back in his radio days to "provoke and inflame", but that he now abhors racism and advocates equal protection under the law for all people. The story notes he did not rule out his support for secession. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:45:34 +0000 Joe Corcoran 33789 at http://wkyufm.org Aide to Sen. Rand Paul Criticized for Inflammatory Views