The Doctor Has Left The Building

Ron Paul (R-Mars) has decided to not seek reelection.

LAKE JACKSON — After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat.

Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012.

His resignation, probably caused by a combination of his age and a drastically redrawn district, is more than welcome. Paul’s quixotic fight with the Fed and his political philosophy that seemed more geared towards gulling the maximum number of people into donating to his campaigns have made him a laughing stock.

The only loss produced by Paul’s resignation is that we’ll no longer have the fun of waving Paul’s latest statement in the face of libertarians and watching them imitate a contortionist at a county fair defending its veracity.

Bon voyage, Mr. Paul. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.