Alterna-holiday Festivus might be taking some flack in states like Florida and Wisconsin, but in Sen. Rand Paul's home state of Kentucky, it looks like the Seinfeld tradition isn't going anywhere.
Repleat with holiday practices like "Feats of Strength," "Festivus Miracles," and "Airing of Grievances," Festivus is an oddball take on Christmas that Seinfeld staff writer Dan O'Keefe grew up with thanks to his father. So, no, it isn't an actual holiday. But just try telling that to Sen. Rand Paul, who has been airing his grievances (as is tradition) via Twitter all morning.
As an anti-Fed, anti-large government, Paul had plenty to grieve about. Some choice tweets:
Since Seinfeld debuted Festivus—proclaimed by George Costanza to be the holiday "for the rest of us—it has slowly grown into a secular celebration, complete with its own barebones Christmas tree, traditions, and followers. But with Paul's inclusion among the Festivus set, the holiday may have just gained a whole new level of validity.
Or, at least once our politicians get that "Feats of Strength" thing out of the way.