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You Can Probably Stop Sending Milky Ways to Rand Paul Now

Kelley Ashby and Rand Paul attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World reception at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City.
Rand Paul and his wife Kelly at the Time 100 gala. Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

In her write-up for Rand Paul’s Time “100” entry, Sarah Palin mentions that she sent the filibustering Kentuckian “some caribou jerky from Alaska to help keep up his strength on the Senate floor.” Paul has no idea if he ever received it. 

I get sent a lot of things, and sometimes it takes a while to get to me,” Paul told us at the Time 100 Gala last night. “I’m not sure if I got it yet.” 

However, there’s been no missing the Milky Ways that have been inundating Paul’s office ever since the senator snacked on one of the chocolate bars during his filibuster last month. “Now people send me tons of those, boxes of those,” Paul said.

Good intentions notwithstanding, it sounds like Paul wouldn’t mind if people, you know, stopped doing that. “The problem is if I open them up, they’re gooey and it drips out on me,” he told us, motioning to his shirt and tie. “And now I have more than I can ever eat.”

Paul did like our suggestion that he could pass the Milky Ways out at Halloween, however. “I’ll do that!” he exclaimed. 

Rand Paul Inundated With Milky Ways