This is a rent disbursement for what I’ve confirmed is a building of office suites in Arlington, Virginia. It’s a disbursement I’ve found in images of the 3rd Quarter of 2007 FEC disclosure forms for the Ron Paul campaign.
850 Randolph St. is the office address.
4001 N Fairfax Dr. is the office of Tara Thai, a restaurant that White Supremacists go to on Wednesdays.
Someone tied to those White Supremacists has said that Ron Paul shows up for those Wednesday meetings, which maybe is true and maybe is not. But attached to these claims has been the note that the Ron Paul campaign has a lot of charges to the Tara Thai restaurant. Suspicious, suspicious, right?
Well, maybe not. Look up these two Arlington, VA addresses and you’ll see that they’re on the same block, only a quarter of a mile from one another. Can you say late-night takeout for late-night campaign workers? Occam’s Razor, the standard that says we should accept the simpler of two explanations, definitely favors the late-night takeout theory.
If someone wants to prove that Ron Paul met with white supremacists, they’ll have to be more specific than noting that the Ron Paul campaign got take-out from the Thai restaurant around the corner.