Representative Paul made the announcement during a town hall meeting held yesterday. The meeting was chaired by notorious day-time talk show host Jerry Springer. “I may be flip-flopping on my gender,” said Mr. Paul, “but I will not flip-flop on the issues that matter most to the American people, like ending the war in Iraq and bringing affordable health care to working people across this country.”
A spokesman for Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), who is running against Representative Paul for the Republican nomination, said his boss would not dignify Mr. Paul’s announcement with a response. “This is the same guy [Representative Paul] who appeared on Maury Povich last week under the pretense of determining whether he was the father of a child born out of wedlock to an eighteen-year-old stripper. He’s just doing this for attention.” Representative Paul denounced critics who labeled his impending operation a publicity stunt. “I look forward to the day when I will have the honor of being the first woman Republican to ascend to the highest office in the land as President Rhonda Paul."