With the possible exception of rand Paul, we can all agree that BP hasn't had its act together for a very long time.
The rest of his listed positions sound more anodyne than Ayn rand.
The Republican Party has its rand Pauls and Ron Pauls and John Sununus and Fred Maleks.
"rocky ridge overlooking a river valley," 1839, South African English, from Afrikaans, from Dutch rand "edge, margin," cognate with Old English rand "brink, bank." As a unit of currency, adopted by the Republic of South Africa in 1961 (see Krugerrand). Johnson's dictionary has rand "Border; seam: as the rand of a woman's shoe."