“The New Republic recently explained that Ryan is “Washington’s idea of A Very Serious Person — an earnest individual with a systematic plan. It doesn’t have to be a good plan, but, if it has enough charts and numbers, and is accompanied by some patronizing finger-wagging, it’s golden. Ryan is in fact a slightly creepy Ayn Rand enthusiast seeking to impose a radical right-wing agenda on the country, but his doeish eyes and his Midwestern vintage convinced a rapt press corps that he is the ideas man in this age of budgetary woe. There is probably no public perception more deserving of a major revision.”
The man is one part crackpot, one part con man. The sooner the political world realizes this, the better.”
Just when I feel as though nothing could embarrass me more about Wisconsin politicians than Governor Scott Walker (hopefully soon-to-be former governor), I get reminded about Paul Ryan.