I mention this story more because I’m a fan of Rush than any particular opinion I have of Rand Paul. After all, I’ve been where Mr. Paul is now. Rush, like some of us in our youthful days, flirted with libertarianism. Imagine: cloaking anarchism with respectable clothing. It gives one a “rush” to be extreme without appearing to be extreme.
But as a Rush fan, I have to ask the question: has Rand ever bothered to listen to the lyrics of “The Spirit of Radio”? That song laments the influence of business on the artistic process. (That’s the private, not public, sector.) Is that really the message that our dear friend Rand Paul is trying to communicate?