Rand Paul is quickly becoming the next Sarah Palin.
I doubt he can see Russia from his house in Kentucky, but I imagine he reads most of the papers and magazines. Hell, where else would you get the idea to use drone strikes to apprehend ordinary criminals?
Here’s a quote from Paul’s recent comments. “If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash, I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.” Right. As long as we kill him for stealing 50 bucks – that’s the important thing.
Inexplicably, Paul also asserts his support for drone strikes as a method of capital punishment. According to this story, Rand’s filibuster of John Brennan for CIA Director contained the revelation that “No American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”
Brennan himself is a pro-drone guy, so who knows what point Paul was trying to make. But moreover, you’d think a guy like Rand Paul would be satisfied with the less expensive lethal injection method. Just the cost of clean-up alone would seem at odds with Paul’s slavish consistency to small gubmint.
These wing nut legislators are like teenagers playing video games. They look at a drone and all they see is a cool remote-control toy that blows up stuff. If only they were a little more self-aware they’d realize that drones are to them what sports cars are to the guy with a mid-life crisis and a bad comb-over.
Rand Paul. Maverick version 2.0.