When Push Barely Comes to Shove

I’ve taken harder hits from my five-year-old — when he was still my two-year old.

If you don’t know where the video is from, here’s the story:

Michigan consultant John Yob, who is working as national political director for presidential candidate Rand Paul, alleges that a strategist on the Marco Rubio campaign punched him in the face, although a source tells MLive the incident was personal, not political.

“Last night I went to a bar on Mackinac Island for the GOP Mackinac Conference,” Yob wrote early Friday morning on Facebook. “I ran into a guy named Rich Beeson, who frankly I didn’t even know who it was at first because he isn’t relevant in our political world.

“Anyway, he is Marco Rubio’s national campaign manager. He literally physically assaulted me by punching me in the face. The state police are looking for him. I have it on video, from multiple angles. This will play out in the national media in the next few hours.”

He called the police for what looks like nothing more than a short shoving match — without much shoving and a “hit” that wouldn’t register as much of a slap.

And he called the police for it.

If I were Rand Paul, I’d fire this guy out of embarrassment.