George Zimmerman Injured in Shooting

John Bacon and William Welch, USA Today, May 11, 2015

George Zimmerman, who won a controversial acquittal in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was slightly injured Monday when he was shot at while driving his pickup truck in Central Florida, authorities said.

The shooting appeared to involve a man with whom Zimmerman had a previous road rage encounter, police said.

Zimmerman was treated for minor injuries and released from Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford following the incident in Lake Mary, Fla.

Lake Mary police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said an investigation was in its “preliminary stage” and that no charges have been filed.

Zimmerman was not the shooter, she said.

She said that Zimmerman flagged down an officer to report the shooting shortly before 1 p.m., and that another man, Matthew Apperson, called 911 to report the shooting.

Last September, Apperson said Zimmerman threatened to kill him, asking “Do you know who I am?” during a confrontation in their vehicles. Apperson decided not to pursue charges, and police officers were unable to move forward without a car tag identified or witnesses, Associated Press reported.

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Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, WESH in Orlando reported. A lawyer for Zimmmerman, however, told AP that the bullet missed Zimmerman, who was hit with broken glass.

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Bracknell said the shooting may have involved an “ongoing dispute” he did not detail.

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  • A lot of blacks are running their yaps all over Twitter, yet it took a lunatic white (or “white”) leftist to try to assassinate him. Something that none of the Twitter black bigmouths would have had the courage to do even if they had a clear shot from ten feet.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Watch out! The lefties are going to try to use this to prove that blacks are “more moral” or “less violent” than whites.

    • Blacks are better at shooting people on impulse. Carrying out a plan against a specific person is more a White thing. That is one saving grace for George Zimmerman. Just today, in Darby Borough, not far from where I live, there was a shooting by a male black, who just shot up his street because he was in the middle of an altercation. That is what blacks do. No plan.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Zimmerman should change his name to Boy George, just because he can.

    • HardDaysKnight

      Goy George.

  • Jason Lewis

    He really needs to move.

    • Speedy Steve

      To Peru.

  • Luca D.

    Say, the newspapers have ceased describing him as a “White-Hispanic”. I wonder why? I guess it doesn’t fit the agenda.

    • Jack Burton

      He has permanent brown skin, his own brother admitted in an interview to the host’s shock that they are of Afro-Mestizo descent through their mother, and their mother indeed looks Afro-mestizo in court videos.

      That’s Judeo-liberal alchemy for you. In a black victim narrative all non-blacks can potentially be turned into white people to serve as the evil antagonists.

  • Epiminondas

    He hasn’t moved? He hasn’t changed his name? He must have some kind of strange death wish.

  • IstvanIN

    He should try to emigrate to Peru.

    • I’ve said that before. Sticking around in the US seems silly on his part.

      • Anglokraut

        Perhaps he can’t leave? What is the likelihood that if he didn’t have a passport before he performed his public service, that he would be able to get one now?

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          If millions of illegal aliens can sneak in with no passport, it shouldn’t be too hard for one guy to sneak out.

          • bilderbuster

            Unlike the US, Peru is likely to be more difficult to enter illegally.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            Where did I say Peru? He could head for SE Asia…an island in The Caribbean…even Canada and pass himself off as an Eskimo.

          • bilderbuster

            Yes he should. I was only pointing out that even third world nations have higher standards on their immigration policies than White nations do.

        • Alden

          Public service! Great one, I’ll remember it.

      • Kit Ingoldby

        He might be a brave man who refuses to be driving off by savages.

  • In spite of Zimmerman almost being fully railroaded by the criminal justice system, he sure finds himself embroiled in one controversy and physical encounter after another. I understand that some people are out to get him, but much of this appears to be the result of his volatile temper. The man’s a loose cannon.

    • Illidan Stormragge

      The guy is a nut. Traythug was a thug but Zimmerman is still a nut and a brown wife beater.

      • Speedy Steve

        White hispanic wife beater.

      • MikeofAges

        Limited intelligence. Inflexible decision making. Probably refuses to accept advice or pragmatic counseling. Thinks life can go on exactly as before when it can’t. Even before the Trayvon Martin event, he had unrealistic aims and an ill-thought-out conception of how to achieve them. I am sure he has had quiet offers of help and even financial assistance. Anybody know anything about psychology? Is the dude dissociated? Or what? What is going on with this guy?

    • The pressure of the civil rights mafia, the feds & the MSM has derailed his life.
      I would like to see America’s White Hispanic bounce back and stay low.

    • In all fairness, the stress he must have been under for the last few years is almost inconceivable to most of us. It almost certainly has affected his emotional and mental health, increased his paranoia, and maybe even given him some kind of death wish. And why not? He has a bullseye on his back, maybe forever.

      If I were him I’d move to Costa Rica, a country with no extradition treaty with the US, where they speak his native Spanish.

    • carriewhite64

      Yes, he seems temperamentally immature and impulsive. And the last few years have made his personality more extreme.

      • Olorin

        You know him? Or you know the reports of him from the MSM?

  • dd121

    Since they’re obviously out to get him, he should start to pack heat. Rather than let somebody kill him he’d be better off defending himself and let the legal gears turn. That’s his best chance.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      He should move! Maybe stay in FL but not that particular area…or go to another gun-friendly state with less diversity, and less liberals.

      • dd121

        He can run but this case got so much publicity it’s hard to hide. He has no choice but to stand his ground.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Haha!

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          Bernie Goetz was able to lay low (when he wanted to) so it’s doable.

    • listenupbub

      Yeah, why the heck not?

    • Who Me?

      Seems to me that’s what got him into all this trouble in the first place…

  • De Doc

    He’s not White by any stretch of the imagination. The thought experiment is rather simple – were Zimmerman still an anonymous face, no one would call him White on any random encounter. If Zimmerman is a White Hispanic, than Obama is a White African American.

    • Hank Richter

      I know, I always said if Zimmerman was a pro athlete or something he’d be a hero to the Hispanic community, but since he did something “bad” he’s white.

    • ElComadreja

      If his last name had been Lopez the whole thing wouldn’t have amounted to more than a local story.

  • George Zimmerman, who won a controversial acquittal in the 2012

    The only controversy was him described as being White in the police report. It was all downhill from there.

    • “Controversial”? Yeah, meaning, something that liberals don’t agree with. School busing? Not controversial. Affirmative action? Not controversial. Allowing millions of illegals to stay in this country? Not controversial. And yet these things I listed or things that the people never have been asked to vote on. But they are “not controversial.”

      • Johann Wald

        Here’s a well kept secret. This country was as good as dead way back in 1912 when the Federal Reserve Act was passed. It’s just taking a little long to fill in the grave.

        • Hank Richter

          Alright, good for you for seeing that one, that day most definitely started something horrible, but wasn’t it 1913? Or was that when the income tax was passed?

          • I thought both atrocities were committed in 1913, the year the Republic was murdered for good.

          • Hank Richter

            So did I, I could be wrong tho, well wasn’t over Christmas or something when everyone was out of town? So maybe it was passed at the tail end of the year and then went into effect in 1913?

      • carriewhite64

        That is a valid distinction and very well said.

        • Thank you. I have learned to be very careful of the word games liberals use. They don’t use words or phrases by chance.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Trouble sure does seem to follow Zim, doesn’t it?

    Can’t understand why he hasn’t changed his name, gone underground and moved to Peru.

    Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, said a bullet missed Zimmerman’s head, but his client was sprayed with glass from his vehicle’s windshield and other debris.

    This was an assassination attempt…with a history:

    The shooter today is Matthew Apperson.

    Matt Apperson is the same guy who tried to gain fame in September of 2014 by claiming that George Zimmerman waved a gun at him during a road rage incident.

    EXERPT FROM SEPTEMBER 2014 – Apperson told a 911 dispatcher Tuesday morning that he was driving his Honda Accord on Lake Mary Boulevard, made a U-turn and headed west-bound when a Honda Ridgeline truck pulled alongside and someone inside rolled down his window.

    “George Zimmerman was the driver, and they were threatening to kick my ___ and to shoot me,” Apperson told the dispatcher.

    Apperson said he pulled into a Circle K to find a phone so he could call for help when the Ridgeline made a maneuver to block him and “almost hit my car.”

    Zimmerman “said he was going to shoot me dead,” Apperson told the dispatcher.

    Or…Maybe Apperson is trying to collect the $10,000 bounty placed on Zim’s head offered by the black panthers?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      For the visually inclined amongst us – Apperson and Zim’s truck w/ bullet hole.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Apperson looks like an ANTIFA scum that threatened me a few times. Was Apperson in Northern California anytime between 2006 and 2014?

        .

        • He looks like a mouth-breathing doof.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            That’s a good indication he is an ANTIFA thug.

          • And shooting at George Zimmerman with no apparent provocation is another very good indication. Last September, Apperson *CLAIMED* Zimmerman threatened him, but was there any proof? I’ve had people claim all sorts of extraneous BS after disputes. One neighbor wasn’t cleaning up after her dogs, so I called her landlord; I wasn’t interested in dealing directly with her. She called the city police and said I was “stalking” her. I introduced the cop to my wife, who is a damned sight better-looking than Nikki the Psycho. Since Apperson waited eight months after this alleged “incident” to light up Zimmerman’s vehicle, I have to think Apperson was lying last year.

      • Speedy Steve

        Yup. Like blowflies on hot cow dung.

    • Anglokraut

      Why would he think that they have $10,000?

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I think they have $10,000 – and a lot more – they even upped the ante to $1 million:

        The Panthers initially offered a $10,000 bounty for the “capture” of Zimmerman. Lest there be any ambiguity about what was meant by “capture,” the group not only demanded “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” but also circulated a flyer that read: “MURDERED in Cold BLOOD—Child killer of Trayvon Martin—WANTED DEAD or ALIVE.” Soon thereafter, the Panthers upped the ante to $1 million, a sum which they expected to collect in donations “from the black community [including] athletes and entertainers.” The Panthers’ southern regional leader, Mikhail Muhammad, said: “He [Zimmerman] should be fearful for his life. You can’t keep killing black children.”

        They also have friends in high places – like the president of Iran, Farrakhan and Eric Holder.

        • Johann Wald

          Maybe you could explain to us gentiles out here what Iran has to do with this. Or the price of tea in China as far as that goes.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            On September 21, 2010, NBPP members dined with Louis Farrakhan and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at New York City’s Warwick Hotel.

            What business does the president of Iran have with members of the NBPP?

            Why would the president of Iran take time out on a trip to New York to sit down and dine with NBPP?

          • The NBPP is aligned with the Nation of Islam which isn’t really Islamic but the President of Iran may not know that.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            I was thinking they bonded over anti-semitism:

            NBPP has consistently maintained that Jews were significantly and substantially involved in the transatlantic slave trade. At an August 2002 slavery-reparations demonstration in the District of Columbia, Party members sold t-shirts that read: How did we get to America? Heartless Christian Buyer, Ruthless Jewish seller.

            discoverthenetworks org/printgroupProfile asp?grpid=7556

          • Lexonaut

            “… the Nation of Islam which isn’t really Islamic …”

            It’s a uniquely American branch of Islam founded by Elijah Mohammed in 1947, as I recall. It’s every bit as Islamic as American-founded Mormonism is Christian.

          • They believe in a space ship called the mothership, constructed by black people, which is in orbit right now, cloaked, and is prepared to whisk them away. They’ve also twisted and contorted Islamic theology to comport with the American black experience by rereading Koranic verses as if they were meant to be interpreted with American slavery in mind. It’s a twisted bastardized version of the religion at large so, yes, it’s exactly like American-founded Mormonism, totally kosher and not at all what it says it is.

          • Lexonaut

            When I was in college in NYC during the early 60s I used to regularly read Mohammed Speaks, the official NoI newspaper. Its message was one of black self reliance, hard work, abstaining from alcohol and drugs, getting an education, and staying with momma to raise the kids. It was and is a black separatist movement. You should be applauding it.

          • From the stance that they’re a black separatist group I do. That is, assuming they’d also support the existence of white separatist groups, which I doubt they would.

            But there’s no mothership in the Quran. There’s no American slavery in the Quran. There’s no Joseph Smith in the New Testament. There’s no magic tiles to be translated and interpreted thousands of years later detailed in the bible and Mormonism isn’t Christian any more than the Nation Of Islam is Islamic, any more than Scientiology is really just a sect of Taoism.

          • IBWHITE

            The Nation of Islam actively recruits Black inmates in the USA and openly calls for the genocide of White people. N.O.I. leader, Louis Farrakhan, was awarded man of the year status by Reverend Jeremiah Wright while Barack Obama was a member of his church around 2007. It’s also rumored that Louie likes a little “down low” action from time to time with his “fruit of Islam” bodyguards and most of it takes place in his Chicago headquarters. Years ago I found a copy of the gangster disciples “by-laws” during a cell search and much of it’s content is based on NOI material. They believe Whites were cave dwellers invented by a mad Black scientist and the “Black man” had invented all things, including the gift of flight, but were robbed of these inventions when the “cave dwellers” overtook them.

          • Lexonaut

            Louis Farrakhan is rumored to have been one of the shooters in the shotgun slaying of breakaway Elijah Muhammad disciple Malcolm X. That said, Farrakhan is not responsible for what the Gangster Disciples think, any more than Billy Graham’s son is for what the Hell’s Angels think.

          • IBWHITE

            “That said, Farrakhan is not responsible for what the Gangster Disciples think, any more than Billy Graham’s son is for what the Hell’s Angels think.”
            My point was that many NOI followers are active gang members. I never stated Farrakhan was responsible for their by-laws. The facility I worked at held religious services with a NOI representative heading it and the bulk of his congregation were gangbangers – so don’t buy into everything they say.

          • Lexonaut

            Fair enough but do you think that the black prison population is representative of the black community at large, given that … … oh wait a minute … … never mind.

          • IBWHITE

            Hehe! Yes…yes I do.

          • Lexonaut

            I do too. Given how hard it is to actually get convicted and sent to jail or prison, the statistic that half of them will do time before age 50 is … well … stunning.

          • IBWHITE

            You would be shocked at how many of them had athletic scholarships for college or come from families with a little money. Their files would often be as thick as a Chicago phone book with arrests starting at 11 or 12 years old.

          • Not only that, but late Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi at times also funded radical black groups in the USA (and elsewhere, such as the African National Congress).

          • IBWHITE

            I believe it was NOI members who met with Kaddafi asking for money to carry out terrorist activity in the U.S. They were also heavily involved in the “million erectines march.”

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          Iran?

          Really?

          Does the stupidity ever stop on this board?

          .

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            On September 21, 2010, NBPP members dined with Louis Farrakhan and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at New York City’s Warwick Hotel.

            Now, why do you suppose the President of Iran would take time out to sit down and dine with NBPP? Or with Louis Farrakhan for that matter?

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            It is all about Israel with you people. So who is bringing minorities into white countries: Ahmadinejad or jews? Who is behind the media hatred and bias against whites: Ahmadinejad or jews? Is Barbara Spectre Iranian or jewish?

            Yeah, Iran, really. :rooleyes:

            .

          • There is quite a long list of Christian church groups that are currently bringing Third World trash here as fast as they can. The Lutherans, for instance were the dopes who flooded Lewiston, Maine with Somalis.

          • Lexonaut

            “… the dopes who flooded Lewiston, Maine with Somalis.”

            I’m not entirely convinced that liquid Somalis are a bad idea.

          • Lexonaut

            “Now, why do you suppose the President of Iran would take time out to sit down and dine with NBPP? Or with Louis Farrakhan for that matter?”

            Come on over, baby,
            Whole lot a bacon goin’ on.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Ha ha!

            You get it, unlike a few others around here…

          • Lexonaut

            Did he really say “sickitates me”?

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            YES!

            He and Al Sharpton don’t have to follow “White man’s English” – in fact English professors are being called out for correcting “black English” in college courses.

            Ask Val Rust of UCLA:

            The Daily Caller, Nov. 26, 2013:

            Members of a UCLA student group, Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color, launched a sit-in protest against Professor Rust because he had the temerity to — GASP! — correct the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in “minority” students’ assignments.

            Yeah, that’s a good way make sure you’re marketable in the job world – but then I guess with AA a government job will be waiting for them.

          • Alden

            Ahmadinejad was a major player in the 1979 takeover of the American embassy and keeping the American hostages there for more than a year. He allowed the women and black Americans they detained to show third world solidarity with oppressed American blacks and women of all colors.
            Castro used to invite black panthers and other black revolutionaries as well as White weather underground and vencreomos types to visit him to solidarity with American blacks and dissidents.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            The CIA started a coup in Iran to depose a freely and democratically elected person so they could install a puppet stooge (Shah) sympathetic to American business (and Israel) which wanted to exploit and enslave the Iranian people. Ahmadinejad help overthrow this puppet and his masters. He sounds like a good guy.

            Why can’t the tough courageous heroic Americans overthrow their oppressors and get their country back? Is it because they are cowards, talk more than act, and always attack someone weaker to make themselves look stronger?

            .

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          “They also have friends in high places – like the president of Iran, Farrakhan and Eric Holder.”

          Nelson Mandela also had friends in high places, but they weren’t in Iran; they were in Israel.

          Who killed or caused the death of more white people: Ahmadinejad or Mandela?

          So who is the real enemy of the white people?

          .

    • Cuddles

      Sounds like Scientologists.

  • That man had better get out of this country. Let’s face it, the media, at the insistence of the “Obamaistas” has it in for him. Hey, he ended up leaving our dear commander in chief with egg on his face. Obama is never going to forget that. This man wanted to be a dictator and can’t stand the fact that a little thing like trial by jury got in the way.

    • Hank Richter

      Not sure why everyone is jumping to defend Zimmerman, I mean, I don’t think he was guilty, but it seems even non-lefties have bought this narrative that he’s a white guy. Race aside the guy sounds like a moron.

      • Because, it is his WHITENESS that has got him into trouble. You think Obama and friends are attacking him because he is Peruvian? Please! “The enemy of my enemy.” Yes, I will defend him. He is being attacked and persecuted by the media because he offended the sacred race. And if they can do that to him, they can do that to you or me or our families. Open your eyes, friend.

        • Hank Richter

          Fail to see how defending a complete idiot is in my best interest, white or not.

          • Who determines who is a “complete idiot”? Look at what this man went through. Remember, we are only getting the news media versions of events. Yes, maybe he did not use the best judgment in the Trayvon Martin case, but so what? Who among us always uses his/her best judgment all the time? That does not excuse our government persecuting this man. No, I will continue to defend this man who has been persecuted too much. I hope that if our government ever persecutes you, that people will come to your defense as well, whether or not your judgment was good or not.

          • I expect Zimmerman would be PTSD after the way everyone from the US Justice Department to the state court to the media tried to have him railroaded. Heck, even President Oogabooga got into the act.

          • Exactly. And I wonder about these police encounters. I think Obama did more than jump in. I think he really has it in for this guy. That man has an African dictator complex. He wants to be Idi Amin or Robert Mugabe. It must really gall him that six jurors threw that perfect conviction right smack back in his face. To be humiliated like that by an uneducated, working class, mestizo half breed from Florida, must really gall Obama! Yes, he has it in for that guy.

          • Hank Richter

            I would defend his rights to due process as I would anyone, yes the media unfairly went after him, but he also brings much of this on himself.

            You ask what is an idiot? Well, let’s see, when the whole nation has eyes on you and you get a chance to speak, probably not a good idea to say Trayvon’s death was “God’s Will”. Then after this whole thing he should be laying low.

            The guy didn’t deserve much of what has happened to him, on that we can agree, but he is a train wreck, and if you want to hitch yourself to him be my guest, I’m not.

          • Who ever said that we were supposed to take George Zimmerman for some great genius political philosopher? The matter should be analyzed on its own merits, or lack thereof.

            Incidentally, GZ could have acted way more bizarrely than he has after the trial, and I would still rather be associated with him than Trayvon Martin.

  • Cuddles

    He should relocate to his mother’s country Peru. He could probably run a language school?

    • IstvanIN

      Hopefully he speaks decent Spanish.

    • I certainly wouldn’t stick around in the US if I were him.

  • libertarian1234

    “George Zimmerman, who won a controversial acquittal in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin,”

    “Controversial acquittal?”

    Hardly. It was a clear case of self-defense. If anything was “controversial” it was the news media’s attempts to railroad the guy, right along with the evil little dreg, Judge Lester, the masculine prosecutor, Angela Corey, and that silly dork with the clownish robe, Deborah Nelson, who kept ruling against him hoping to get him convicted.

    Zimmerman would have been justified in shooting this goofy Apperson as well, after being followed by him and shot at.

    I’m guessing that he’s one of the self-hating whites who vented his outrage that a black “child” had been shot and thinks Zimmerman should have been convicted, because he didn’t let Martin pound his brains out on the sidewalk.

    Wouldn’t it be a shame if he was forced to get married to a brutha while he’s in jail, so he could really experience all the joys of diversity?

    • The most controversial aspect to the Zimmerman trial was that baboon Rachel Jeantel, who should have been in a primate house throwing poop instead of in the courtroom. Ironically she turned out to be a useful defense witness, though not on purpose.

      • Lexonaut

        For me the high moment of the case was when the prosecutor asked a question which she answered in some incomprehensible way. While he was thinking over that answer she said in a combative way, “Come on. Come on.” The stunned prosecutor quietly replied “Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to proceed.”

  • Hammerheart

    Someone needs to award Zimmerman a combat action ribbon.

  • carriewhite64

    “Do you know who I am?” LOL.

  • Hilis Hatki

    The German in Zimmerman will not let him retreat.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      He should change his name to: Carlos Alexander Brian Luis de Los Ángeles Arredondo Piedra

      Oh wait – that name is already taken.
      www[dot]youtube[dot]com/watch?v=eHWkRj5JfMc

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  • mikey7777

    Of course something is always going on with him.If your whole sick backwards country along with your so called president and his pathetic so called DOJ were constantly attacking you and turning the whole country against you and hunting you day after day for some perceived racism ,what would happen to your mind.Hell,this is what is happening everyday to whites ,constant bombardment with all this sick degenerate right is wrong wrong is right bs,what do you expect.I mean god almighty this whole admin goes after people defending themselves from criminals and then stands hand in hand along side these thugs.UNREAL,it is just really unbelievable.His so called wife joins in the BS against him,his family is threatened because of that loser Spike Lee and nothing happens to Spike .This is just sick,and it all lays at the feet of sick traitorous whites for putting obowmao in the white house and defending and standing by black degenerate “culcha”.Obowmao is the catalyst for this.I am sick and tired of all this BS.

  • ghettovalley

    You can’t simmer the Zimmer.

  • Jack Burton

    Are the idiots still trying to claim the Afro-Mestizo Zimmerman is a white man? LOL.

  • Hilis Hatki

    The postman always rings twice.

  • IBWHITE

    Zimmerman was a big Obama supporter and actively campaigned for him during his first presidential run. I wonder what he thinks now.

  • TrueNorthFree

    Zimmerman is a mess, a complete loser.

  • Johann Wald

    Until last week, I’d have been in agreement with you 100%. What I learned was that the evil things that I’d been attributing to the Wilson administration, the Fed and Income Tax primarily, were actually passed under the auspices of his predecessor, William Howard Taft. The Fed is an evil institution. Considering who its primary beneficiaries are, that’s pretty much as given however and one reason MSM was so opposed to Ron Paul’s candidacy. They didn’t want their coreligionists to suffer anything so embarrassing as an audit.