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July 29, 2014 4:33 PM Paul Joins the Presidential Campaign Book Parade

By Ed Kilgore

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.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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