Like Father, Like Son. Wait a minute….

We have mixed feelings about Rand Paul. The man appears to be cut from the same cloth as his father and that can cut both ways. The libertarian streak in us love Dr. Paul’s adamant stance on reduce government intrusion into our lives by reducing the the federal government in toto. Man, do we love that. But Ron Paul also has not been able to fully articulate his vision or mainstream it enough to not sound so fringy at times. The good Doctor can come across as slightly radical at times.

So it should come as no shock that his son Rand has already been stirring the pot since his party win the other day. A transcript of his interview on the Rachel Maddow Show can be read at The Guardian. Living in the South, we’re not to sure of how his comments could be good for anybody.

We also live on the Gulf Coast and were a little perturbed by his comments that President Obama was being too tough on BP: 

“What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP… I think that sounds really un-American in his criticisms of businesses.”

Living in Florida makes us biased and wholly unsympathetic to British Petroleum, who as we all know, have been responsible for three major incidents which have cost twenty-six lives and caused irreparable harm to the environment.

Rand Paul may be a new face, with a totally awesome literary name. He may be an alternative to government as usual. What he is not is, in these first few days, is a breath of fresh air.