Rand Paul

*(Via Right Now blog) Guess we’ll just have to go back to picking on Sarah Palin: Rand Paul, the Republican candidate from Kentucky for the Senate, has canceled his scheduled appearance on Meet the Press this Sunday.

The move comes after several controversial statements by Paul this week-first, he said private business owners should have the right to discriminate by race.

Then, he said President Obama’s attacks on BP over the Gulf oil spill were “un-American.”

“Rand did Good Morning America today, set the record straight, and now we are done talking about it,” said Paul’s campaign spokesman, Jesse Benton, on Friday. “No more national interviews on the topic.”