Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rand Paul's Future

Politico thinks he is one tough and savvy dude. Politico's Charles Mathesian writes:
Amid the speculation about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's future, a clue about his direction from POLITICO's Seung Min Kim:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is taking on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) – over Las Vegas.
The freshman senator is demanding an investigation into exactly how many government conferences have been held in the last three years in Sin City – like the four-day General Services Administration (GSA) junket that’s now embroiled the agency in a spending scandal.
A rookie senator, less than two years in, taking on the Majority Leader in his own backyard? It's the kind of breach of protocol that would have been unheard of in an earlier Senate era -- and would have made for an epic episode in a Robert Caro book.

But it fits into the narrative he's crafting, one that breaks enough china to signal his outsider status but also has an element of political savvy, such as sticking it to Reid.


  1. Rand Paul is an intelligent elected official.

    It is obvious that the GSA plays to certain leaders if you read the list of places chosen for their pricey conferences.

    We have had loads of crony capitalism with Obama and now we will see even more crony networking vacations!

  2. Nothing motivates a government parasite than a trip to Las Vegas where whatever happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas hence waiver to host conferences in Las Vegas. Viva Las Vegas.

  3. @ Anon 4:39PM,

    It is difficult, if not, next to impossible to kill parasites once infected.

  4. Hats off to Rand Paul. Thumbs down to Marxism and crony Keynesianism.