Monday, Dec. 23, is Festivus, the Seinfeld-birthed holiday where you traditionally gather around an aluminum pole, participate in feats of strength, and air grievances about one another. The Costanza-proclaimed "festivus for the rest of us" is already being celebrated in state capitals across America. And now at least one U.S. senator is getting on board.
Starting this morning, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has hopped on the grievances train, airing on Twitter everything that peeves him about life in Washington and the federal government. Most of the grievances come as slightly altered versions of his more standard anti-Fed, anti-big-government talking points. But that's not all that's bothering Paul.
Here are some of the more nonpolitical highlights:
- "I can never remember when to move my car for DC street cleaning."
- "The Senate cafeteria never has burgoo."
- "Grievance with my otherwise wonderful staff: leave the turtleneck alone. I like it and so do viewers."
- "Too many people wearing ties on TV as it is."
- "One more Festivus grievance about bipartisanship. @CoryBooker doesn't RT me enough."
In response to that last dig, the Senate's newest member challenged Paul to "feats of strength" on the Senate floor.