Ron Paul Accused of Lying About Age; New Documents Verify His Birth During “Middle Ages”
By Chris McKerracher
AUSTIN — In an ironic twist of fate, part-time Republican candidate Ron Paul has been asked to verify his birth certificate.
“It’s not the birth place that the department has concerns with,” assured Elections official Chad Hanger. “There just seems to be some ambiguity with the date of birth.”
Official sources had Paul listed as being born in 1935, although some documents appear to have been altered. One in particular showed the date of “1935” written over a scratched-out “sometime in the Middle Ages”.
An angry Ron Paul offered to take a lie detector test to confirm he was being truthful about the birth certificate but officials tactfully suggested carbon dating might be a more accurate method.
“I’m guessing 1880… 1890,” stated Clay Reynolds, artifact appraiser for the popular PBS program Antiques Roadshow. “This Ron Paul exhibit is probably not worth a lot unless you are a real collector of rare antiquities and odd-ball items. There were millions like this produced but not many remain. Still the specimen has a certain charm to it, if only for curiosity sake. You might get a couple of hundred dollars if you find the right buyer.”