Sen. Rand Paul Celebrates Festivus By Airing His Washington Grievances

His staff needs to stop making fun of his turtlenecks.

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When Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., decided to partake in the made-up holiday of Festivus Monday morning, it was indeed entertaining for the rest of us. Paul took to Twitter to "air his grievances" -- one of the rich traditions of the Dec. 23 holiday, which got its start on a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld."

So what's been rubbing Paul the wrong way? The Federal Reserve (as per usual), finding parking in D.C., "bipartisan deals" that raise the debt and Obamacare as an untouchable "law of the land."

Minor grievance: I can never remember when to move my car for DC street cleaning.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 23, 2013

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Paul also came off as being very pro-turtleneck.

Grievance with my otherwise wonderful staff: leave the turtleneck alone. I like it and so do viewers.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 23, 2013

Paul also noted how there were too many ties on TV.

He additionally made a cafeteria recommendation: "The Senate cafeteria never has burgoo," he wrote, referring to a spicy Southern stew.

Paul also wondered aloud why he wasn't being retweeted more by hyperactive Twitter politician Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

One more Festivus grievance about bipartisanship. @CoryBooker doesn't RT me enough.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 23, 2013

Another Festivus tradition is the "feats of strength." As Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) put it to son George (Jason Alexander) in "Seinfeld," "Until you pin me George, Festivus is not over."

Over in the Senate, Paul vowed not to use any "feats of strength" on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

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"In response to some of your tweets, there will be no feats of strength, and I have no plans to end Festivus by wrestling with Senator Reid," Paul wrote.

But Booker, after being called out for not retweeting Paul enough, considered the challenge. "U, me & 'feats of strength:' Senate floor, name the time," Booker tweeted at Paul.

But Paul had a more constructive idea.

"How about mandatory minimum sentencing reform instead?" Paul wrote. Throw in hemp and marijuana laws and Paul had himself a deal, Booker said.

@CoryBooker how about mandatory minimum sentencing reform instead?

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 23, 2013

"I am the Senate author of Hemp bill!" Paul exclaimed back.

And voila, bipartisanship -- it's a Festivus miracle!

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