Buzzing Rand

An exhaustive Bing Image Search wasn’t able to locate this one for me, so I’ll have to just tell you about this old New Yorker-style comic from the late ’50s.


Two well-dressed gentlemen are standing on a plaza next to a stature of Atlas. For whatever reason, the globe that was supposed to be perched on the god’s shoulders had rolled off onto the ground, and so one of the men is saying to the other, “Do you think this is just a promotional stunt for Atlas Shrugged?”

Sorry — I’d forgotten that New Yorker comics are even less funny when you try to explain them.

But that’s what I thought of when I read the following from a Rand Paul campaign appearance:

As Sen. Rand Paul spoke to a crowd of supporters in South Carolina today, he was briefly interrupted as a drone buzzed overhead.

“Drone! Drone!” shouted people in the crowd, as Paul outlined his foreign policy positions in front of the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Others in the crowd laughed at the irony of the drone’s appearance at Paul’s rally.

Given the Senator’s anti-domestic spying convictions, do you think that might have been some sort of promotional stunt?


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