“In order to track down the members of what the Times op-ed termed the “steady state”—that is, senior aides who keep in check a president they view as erratic but whom they are enabling in order to achieve their own policy objectives—Senator Rand Paul recently raised the prospect of subjecting everyone in the White House who holds a security clearance to a polygraph examination in order to root out leakers—even those who share unclassified information.”
What takes this from meh to ART! is that it was Schrödinger’s Senator — the physics paradox known in this dimension as Rand Paul, a man from the multiverse where anything is possible including being elected in the 2016 Goat Rodeo and being elected to the Senate or both or neither can happen at the same time or never — that libertarian protector of individual privacy rights, is the one who proposed it. The man is a fraud from the moment he wakes up until the moment he feeds and grooms his toupe before bedtime.
I pity the lie-detector machine that gets anywhere near the White House. It won’t stand a chance.