Richard A. Oppel Jr. reports that just like in a real military, enlistees in the Paul army must shave, cover their tattoos, and abstain from drinking, drugs, and "fraternizing." No tweeting. Only an inoffensive biz-cas uniform will do.
Presumably the ban covers even on-message tattoos like this:
(Photo via Reuters.)
There's also a code of silence. Oppel reports that the Paul army is skeptical of the press:
The campaign is following Howard Dean's example in 2004 by deploying hundreds of youngsters to help get Paul's voters to the caucuses next week -- minus the part where they scared the old people with their weird young person haircuts.Much of their efforts have been cloaked in secrecy: They said that once they arrive at the camp they are under orders not to speak to journalists or make postings on social media sites about their activities in Iowa, a provocative limitation for a movement lubricated by the effective use of the Internet. A half-dozen Paul aides declined to comment or allow a visit to volunteers. “We’re keeping our cards close to our vests,” said Jesse Benton, the national campaign chairman.