Rand Paul, who touts his career as a Kentucky eye doctor as part of his outsider credentials in his campaign for U.S. Senate, isn't certified by his profession's leading group.
He tried Monday to bat away questions about it by calling it an attack on his livelihood, saying the scrutiny stems from his challenge of a powerful medical group over a certification policy he thought was unfair.
The libertarian-leaning Republican helped create a rival certification group more than a decade ago. He said the group has since recertified several hundred ophthalmologists, despite not being recognized the American Board of Medical Specialties – the governing group for two dozen medical specialty boards.
So he's in favor of a private institution discriminating against those they don't like based on a variety of facets, but when it comes to him it's simply not fair. Does the hypocrisy get any more clearer than that?
I don't see why Paul is taking such issue with this, considering he touted his board certification. He calls it a "hypocritical power-play", but where is the hypocrisy in fact checking something that he boasts about?
I'm really hoping that Republicans in Kentucky are going to pull their collective heads out of Sarah Palin's crotch long enough to see that Rand Paul is not the man they want representing them. November is going to be very interesting around here.