In the debate, [Martha] Raddatz followed up Ryan’s life-at-conception declaration by asking if those who support pro-choice should be worried under a Romney administration. Ryan looked at the camera, frowned, paused for two seconds, and took a deep breath.
The pause and accompanying body language seemed to indicate a deep moral crisis for the Wisconsin congressman. But, if the earnest expression — more of a boy screwing up the courage to explain why his baseball shattered the neighbor’s window than of an ambitious politician — convinced you of his sheepish sincerity, you’re underestimating him. Ryan has been called “the Republican Party’s intellectual leader” and is seen by the party as the future of the GOP. The wide-eyes with which he has been trying to answer the abortion question since Romney selected him are those of a driven zealot.
Some rights reserved by DonkeyHotey
THIS IS WORTH THE READ. FRIGHTENING STUFF.
- ethnicadventurer likes this
- stamostheman likes this
- northernmoonforest reblogged this from lareviewofbooks
- pagetwentyseven likes this
- bookstorey likes this
- benjaminldaniel likes this
- lenahardt likes this
- fingerpuppetfreud likes this
- theroguefeminist reblogged this from lareviewofbooks and added:
- ranks-files reblogged this from curator-of-curiosities
- merediththebrave reblogged this from curator-of-curiosities
- alanhatcher likes this
- nights-hidden-shadow likes this
- curator-of-curiosities reblogged this from lareviewofbooks
- ruff-draft likes this
- onehundreddollars likes this
- fartraveler likes this
- toh-ska likes this
- lareviewofbooks posted this