Latest Fact-checks on Paul Begala Paul Begala stated on June 27, 2013 in a fundraising letter.: Says Ken Cuccinelli "attacked churches for helping the poor." Paul Begala stated on August 12, 2012 in a Twitter post.: Says Mitt Romney said at a January 2012 debate that under Paul Ryan’s tax plan, "I’d have paid no taxes in the last two years." Paul Begala stated on December 6, 2010 in a TV interview.: Says Lee Leffingwell has been mayor of Austin, Texas "for about as long as Sarah Palin was governor of Alaska."