Paul Ryan, not Ron Paul. Though hell, that could be confusing….Michael C. Moynihan writes:
When I sat down with Ryan last month to discuss Obama’s education policy, he quoted Hayek, talked at length about handing out Rand books to staffers, and discussed his previous life as an economic analyst. Such conversations should be de rigueur with members of the House Budget Committee, but I suspect Ryan is the only one that could name an Austrian economist.
Further proof that the Republican Party needs more Paul Ryans: Yesterday, he beat up on MSNBC host Carlos Watson and The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel regarding the “public option” and why Congress shouldn’t pass bills it hasn’t read. Imagine such a performance from, say, Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann:
I don’t know much about Rep. Ryan, but this isn’t the first time I’ve seen him come up recently in a favorable light. I will have to dig. Now let’s just hope he doesn’t run off with some Argentinian femme fatal.