I’m in awe of Rand Paul; the man must have the hide of a rhinoceros. He was sent to Washington after convincing the voters of Kentucky that he believed in the same god that they did – though he seems less fearful of divine retribution – and was going to spend his time there to force the Career Politicians to Cut Spending, Balance The Budget and return the country to the Golden Days, those presumably being whenever it was that the Clan Paul consolidated its position. He also railed against Vested Interests and Taxation and politicians who Weren’t Doing what they were Elected To Do.
So what’s the lad doing now? Well for one, he’s touring the country to promote his new book, The Tea Party Goes To Washington. Apparently he’s already got things in the capital so well organized that he doesn’t need to be there all the time, leaving himself more time for really important stuff, like promoting Rand Paul and demonstrating true Family Values and Christian Humility by telling us that he wouldn’t run for President against Paul the Elder.
The book is apparently getting plenty of support in Louisville, Kentucky. Google it and you’ll find that it’s available for purchase from teevee station WHAS11 Louisville which quite shamelessly states, under the banner “Rand Paul’s book available for purchase”:
Posted on February 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s book promoting tea party principles, was released Tuesday.
The Kentucky Republican’s book, “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” lays out the tea party platform for limited government and balanced budgets.
Paul, a Bowling Green eye doctor, shook up Kentucky’s Republican establishment last year when he won the GOP Senate nomination with the support of tea party activists and other conservatives.
Paul railed against deficit spending and federal bailouts in defeating Democrat Jack Conway in the fall election.
Paul’s father is Ron Paul, a libertarian-leaning Texas congressman and former presidential candidate.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
I wonder if Associated Press knows it’s supporting the Senator?
The Gold Tooth Award? In Australia there’s an expression with a meaning hard to define but self explanatory. “As flash as a rat with a gold tooth”, flash meaning showy, gaudy, ostentatious. There are variations. A political commentator covering an official function over which former Prime Minister John Howard was presiding described the then leader as looking “as smug as a rat with an umbrella”.