Sen. Rand Paul had a powerful line of questioning today for Kathleen Hogan, the deputy assistant energy secretary for efficiency. In a hearing about renewing appliance efficiency standards — hint: Rand Paul does not want any — he meandered about regulations for light bulbs, washing machines, and most importantly toilets. Why is Rand Paul forced, assuming he is, to buy useless energy-efficient products, when women aren't forced to carry all of their pregnancies to term? This is what Rand Paul argued.
Paul, sensing a liberal lady in his presence, asked Hogan if she's pro-choice. This nonsense ensued:
"I'm pro-choice of bulbs," Hogan responded.
"Actually, that's the point," Paul said, during an appliance efficiency hearing at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
"The point is that most members of your administration probably would be frank and characterize themselves - and upfront - as being pro-choice for abortion," he said, "but you're really anti-choice on every other consumer item."
Oh sweet Jesus. He continued: "I think there should be some self-examination from the administration on the idea that you favor a woman's right to an abortion, but you don't favor a woman or a man's right to choose what kind of light bulb, what kind of dishwasher, what kind of washing machine."
What's with all this anger and the terrible abortion analogy? It seems he's been having some trouble with the john back home: "We have to flush the toilet 10 times before it works. I've been waiting for 20 years to talk about how bad these toilets are and this was a good excuse today."
So... Rand Paul needs to space out his shits, huh?
(PS: Rand Paul is pro-life so he'd be a hypocrite by not restricting choice in consumer goods, according to his own logic. Or did we miss something?)