In which we take a look back at the departing federal lawmakers we'll miss most in 2013.
Name: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
Leaving Congress Because: Retiring
Best Known For: Delivering thousands of babies, teaching thousands of Americans the correct pronunciation of 'Ayn Rand'
Memorable Quote: "When the New Money is imposed, every American family must have a Survival Kit of highly liquid, small-denomination silver and gold coins for hand-to-hand use. The Ron Paul Survival Kit – now an industry standard – comes in an official World War II US Army ammo holder." -Ad for The Original Famous Ron Paul Survival Kit
Why We'll Miss Him: Because we don't know what will fill the void of his fans' YouTube comments.
What He's Doing Next: Going on the speaking circuit and charging $50,000 per gig, or about 500 gold teeth.
What the Future Holds for Him: Working with Dennis Kucinich to oppose the use of unmanned military aircraft in The Elves of the Hill vs. The Attack of The Drones. Generating weird search traffic to websites. Maybe taking a nap. Ron Paul could probably use a nap.
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Tags: House of Representatives, Republicans, Ron Paul, Texas