There is the old story of a small town in Kentucky with only one lawyer. He was struggling to stay in business. Then another lawyer moved to town and they both got rich suing each others clients. The interplay between Rand Paul and Chris Christie seems drawn from that plot.
Yesterday on FoxNews Rand defended Chris Christie's right to his views within the framework of the GOP by defending Rand's own recipe for growing the party.
"The party's big enough for both of us," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "The party's big enough for lots of different Republicans. This all started with him saying, 'We don't have enough room for libertarian Republicans.' The thing is, that's how we grow our party."
"There's room for people who believe in bigger government in our party," Rand Paul said. "Some of the things that he seems to have promoted makes us believe that, well, he seems to think there's a lot more spending that could be going on." [POLITICO]
Nice little left handed compliment, huh? Looks like these two are going to milk the attention their "spat" is getting for a while yet. Fun times ahead.