(WASHINGTON POST) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Rand Paul was on the verge of becoming a powerful senator and the nation’s leading libertarian. His neighbor was a successful doctor and Kennedy-style Democrat who favored nationalized medicine.
They might have sparred over health care or taxes, but an acquaintance of both said they stood in their yards roughly a decade ago shouting at each other over the grass clippings Paul’s mower had shot on Rene Boucher’s property.
"‘I ask him, I tell him and he won’t pay attention,’" the acquaintance, Bill Goodwin, recalls Boucher saying after the argument. “‘One of these days.’”
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That day may have come last month, when Boucher’s attorney said in an interview his client attacked Paul over long-simmering disagreements between the two about the care of grass, trees and other landscaping on their adjacent properties in an exclusive gated community.