I’ve already bookmarked the blog and intend to make time to keep current and also start digging into the archives.
Sometimes Vice Presidential candidates can get pigeonholed and there is no lack of variety. Is he just a work out machine with pretty blue eyes or does he have it all?
Ryan…before…Ripped…Policy Wonk…Genius…that’s a pretty high bar.
- Palin…Lame Stream Media…stupid
- Cheney…say no more…really…Darth Vader (I’m sure he loved it)
- Gore…Green…except his life, house and business
- Quayle…He started it…at least the modern version
Political discussion and ranting, premised upon the fact that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
“Trust Me, Paul Ryan is Really Smart”
While driving yesterday I heard somebody present a question to Byron York to the effect of, “I keep hearing that Paul Ryan is really smart, but the only evidence people offer in support of that is ‘He read Ayn Rand in high school and he wrote a budget plan.’ Why should I believe he’s smart?”
York fumbled out an answer that, unintentionally, spoke highly of the President and not so highly of Ryan. Specifically, York argued that Ryan has mastered details of the budget, and if you meet with him in private he will wow you with his grasp of those details. I’m reminded of fifth grade, in which some kids I knew had memorized pretty much every detail from the back of trading cards for the entire NHL roster. The kids at issue weren’t slouches, but I need a bit more than that to be wowed by a grown-up.