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Brazoria County's finest politician, in terms of name recognition, is of course Ron Paul.

The Gold Standard Guru was on the Colbert Report last night to debate financial metals with a New York Times reporter.

Paul said the nation should return to the gold standard because...ummm....people still look for gold in shipwrecks but they don't look for paper money? That seems to be what he said at one point.

Paul, who has written a book called End the Fed, is now chairing the House committee that looks into the Fed, so expect much hilarity to ensue in the coming Congressional session.

As always, it's never quite clear if Paul is in on the Colbert shtick, or is just so happy to be in front of a camera again that he doesn't care.

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