President Obama has an unlikely guest scheduled to join him on Air Force One on Thursday — Tea Party darling Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Paul will be joining Obama on the trip to Northern Kentucky, where the president will likely continue his assault on Republicans in Congress over the American Jobs Act, an aide to Paul said.

Obama and Paul will be visiting a bridge that connects Cincinnati with Northern Kentucky that has been described as "functionally obsolete." Obama will continue to highlight what he says is the need for infrastructure spending contained in his jobs plan.

While it is not unusual for members of the opposition to join a president aboard the presidential plane on trips to their home states, the duo of Paul and Obama at a time of Washington gridlock is sure to raise some eyebrows.