Paul Joins the Presidential Campaign Book Parade

Here’s an entirely predictable report from the Louisville Courier-Journal:

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working on a new book that will come out early next year – about the same time he will decide whether to run for president.

“Just coincidence, probably just coincidence, yeah,” the Republican said, chuckling in a recent interview with The Courier-Journal.

The publisher has not yet announced the upcoming book and Paul was reluctant to share the working title. But he said the possible subtitle was “Beyond Partisanship.”

“Beyond the left-right paradigm kind of thing,” the senator elaborated.

Oh brother.

But we’d better get used to it. Paul is certain to project his ideology as exerting a magical pull on non-Republican voters, instead of representing a largely extremist point of view. If you get far enough “beyond” the mainstream, you definitely can occupy your own “paradigm.”

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.