Ayn’t True: Rand Paul Not Named After Novelist

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Who is Rand Paul? 

a) Messianic pretender to Kentucky’s US Senate seat whose unofficial campaign slogan evokes the search for John Galt.
b) The son of 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul, whose libertarian views were shaped by reading Ayn Rand.
c) Randal Paul
d) A & B

Answer: All of the above. Having fooled the Los Angles Times, and just yesterday, Newsweek, Rand Paul explains the trick question behind his political identity. . .

 

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