Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Really, They Meant Ayn Rand, Not Rand Paul

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

In today's episode of Political Theater of the Absurd, Pith admits that it was completely mistaken about the Stand With Rand PAC.

You see, we thought it meant that we were giving money to support standing with the Junior Senator from Kentucky as he filibustered against drones.

What it ACTUALLY meant, in spite of the image of Rand Paul on the website and the t-shirts for sale that bear his silhouette, is that we were standing with Ayn Rand.

The story from the Center for Public Integrity ...

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission, the independent political committee today cheekily dismissed regulators' assertion that it can't use the name of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in its title unless the candidate himself formally authorizes it.

"This Committee ... is unaware that the late Ayn Rand, noted philosopher and author and of Atlas Shrugged, is seeking election to federal office," Stand with Rand PAC wrote.

Striking a more serious tone, the committee also accused the FEC of "broad overreach." It argued that the agency "must allow the maximum of first amendment freedom of expression in political campaigns commensurate with Congress' regulatory authority."

So yes, the fact that the treasurer also keeps the books for the Stop Pelosi PAC is completely coincidental. "Stop Pelosi" is actually Hungarian for Leonard Peikoff.

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