Paul is reportedly asking Kentucky lawmakers to file a bill clarifying a state law that prevents candidates from holding or running for two offices at the same time, allowing him to hedge his bet if he launches a 2016 bid.You know, clarifying. Because he won't be running for two offices at the same time, he'll be running for one and re-running for another, which is completely different, so we'll just be clarifying the law to make sure it says except Rand Paul in nice big letters. And why shouldn't it? People run for multiple offices all the time—it's just more efficient that way.
“Yes, I am working on clarifying an ambiguous state law that Rand Paul believes is unconstitutional if it is interpreted to bar running for re-election to the Senate and for president at the same time,” state Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer (R) told The Washington Times on Monday.
The good news here is that Rand Paul is apparently serious about running for president—that ought to be a hoot. The bad news is that even he knows he's not going to win, and so is planning to keep his day job afterward.