Rand Paul Claims He's An Equal Opportunity Hot Head

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Rand Paul didn't do himself any favors while trying to defend getting testy with yet another female reporter. Saying that you're just a hot head who can't control his temper doesn't appear any more presidential than being a condescending sexist.

That's his new line though and he's sticking to it: Rand Paul: I'm 'Testy With Both Male And Female Reporters':

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) denied on Wednesday afternoon that he has a problem with female journalists, just hours after he got into a testy exchange with NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie.

Paul was asked during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the accusations from his critics that his interactions with journalists have a sexist bent.

"I think I've been universally short tempered and testy with both male and female reporters. I'll own up to that," Paul said. "And it's hard sometimes. As you know, like during our interview right now, I'm looking only at a camera and it's hard to have a true interaction sometimes, particularly if it's a hostile interviewer and so I do think that interviews should be questions and not necessarily editorializing."

Paul said if he's been interviewed by someone who's editorializing "you feel somewhat at a loss on the other end. You can't see the person who you think is mischaracterizing a position and not really asking a question." Read on...

Here's more from Steve M. on Paul's whining to Blitzer:

On CNN a little while ago, Rand Paul told Wolf Blitzer that he doesn't have a problem with female reporters -- he has a problem with reporters of both genders:

"I think I've been universally short tempered and testy with both male and female reporters. I'll own up to that," Paul said.

And you know what really, really rankles him? The fact that, during satellite interviews on TV, he can't see the interviewer:

"And it's hard sometimes. As you know, like during our interview right now, I'm looking only at a camera and it's hard to have a true interaction sometimes, particularly if it's a hostile interviewer and so I do think that interviews should be questions and not necessarily editorializing."

Paul said if he's been interviewed by someone who's editorializing "you feel somewhat at a loss on the other end. You can't see the person who you think is mischaracterizing a position and not really asking a question."

May I respond to that?

Boo freaking hoo.

Go read the rest because it's spot on, but here's how he wrapped it up.

Rand Paul is a spoiled brat and a whiner. He thinks he's the most put-upon person who ever lived -- this despite the fact that he chose to run for the Senate and then the presidency, and did so as a politician who deliberately courts controversy. Want to avoid all this pain, senator? Get a real job. Go back to being a full-time ophthalmologist. Stop demanding sympathy because you went into politics and it turned out not to be beanbag.


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