New meaning to the term "board certified" -- Teabagger style:
The American Board of Medical Specialties lists 24 approved certification boards for practicing physicians. To be a "board certified" doctor, as Rand Paul claims, he would need recognition from the American Board of Ophthalmology, the nation's main ophthalmological certification group.
He doesn't. Paul had certification from the board, but let it lapse. He is now recognized by the National Board of Ophthalmology.
And what's the National Board of Ophthalmology? I'm glad you asked. That's a separate certification organization, created by Rand Paul and his relatives, that recognizes Rand Paul. Rand Paul, in fact, is listed as the "owner/president" of his own certification board.
The Louisville Courier-Journal sought comment from Paul on this, the candidate said he was unwilling to "go through all that right now." Asked when he might be willing to discuss his own professional background, Paul said, "Uh, you know, never."
Paul's wife is the vice president of the National Board of Ophthalmology, and was asked what requirements the board makes for certification. She refused to say.
Well imagine that! What a neat trick! So neat in fact, I think I'll create my own certification board for neurology, make my wife Vice-President of the board, and certify myself as a brain surgeon. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee dogggggggggggggggggggggy!
If this guy Rand Paul isn't the poster-child for teabagging wing nuttery, I don't know who is.