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Paul Ryan is Just Like Us, Except Way Richer
As you know by now, Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate over the weekend. The charismatic Ryan is about to become a big star for the Republicans. Most people already know about Ryan’s conservative policies – he’s the Creed to Ayn Rand’s Pearl Jam – but if you want to know about Paul Ryan the man, there’s no better source than this lengthy feature from the New York Times. It explains how Ryan developed his worldview after his father’s death, and offers up gems like the fact that Ryan skins his own deer to make Polish sausages, or how he enjoys watching football and listening to Rage Against the Machine. I don’t know if Ryan will end up as Vice President of the U.S., but he’s already the Vice President of my heart.
By Tom Z
August 13, 2012